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The Gothic Novel in Ireland, 1760-1830 reveals how the Irish contribution to the rise of the gothic novel is all too frequently overlooked. Irish writers were actively engaged in shaping the form now conventionally understood as beginning with Horace Walpole’s The Castle of Otranto (1764). Obviously an important text in the evolution of the gothic mode, the ostensibly pioneering Castle of Otranto was actually preceded by two Irish novels: Thomas Leland’s Longsword (1762) and The Adventures of Miss Sophia Berkley (1760), by ‘A Young Lady’. Neither of these texts overshadows Walpole’s, but their omission from the literary history of the British gothic novel is nevertheless a telling indication of the exclusionary nature of current scholarly perspectives. Christina Morin’s adroit and percipient text reveals how the Gothic was very much an international genre.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Half Title, Title Page, Copyright
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. List of Figures
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Acknowledgements
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Introduction: locating the Irish gothic novel
  2. pp. 1-26
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  1. 1. Gothic temporalities: ‘Gothicism’, ‘historicism’, and the overlap of fictional modes from Thomas Leland to Walter Scott
  2. pp. 27-71
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  1. 2. Gothic genres: romances, novels, and the classifications of Irish Romantic fiction
  2. pp. 72-112
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  1. 3. Gothic geographies: the cartographic consciousness of Irish gothic fiction
  2. pp. 113-153
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  1. 4. Gothic materialities: Regina Maria Roche, the Minerva Press, and the bibliographic spread of Irish gothic fiction
  2. pp. 154-195
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  1. Conclusion
  2. pp. 196-200
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  1. Appendix: A working bibliography of Irish gothic fiction, c. 1760–1829
  2. pp. 201-211
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  1. Select bibliography
  2. pp. 212-227
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 228-235
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781526122308
Related ISBN
9780719099175
MARC Record
OCLC
1112245645
Pages
248
Launched on MUSE
2021-11-03
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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