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Shakespearean Gothic (Gothic Literary Studies)
As evidenced by the vampires, werewolves, and other frights overrunning the best-seller lists, the Gothic remains immensely popular. This collection of essays traces the roots of the Gothic to an unexpected source: eighteenth-century interpretations of Shakespeare. Through close attention to literary, cultural, and historical detail, the contributors demonstrate that even ...more
Hardcover, 286 pages
Published March 1st 2010 by University of Wales Press
(first published January 15th 2009)
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My two favourite things in literature are Shakespeare and The Gothic so it was hard to go wrong with this. Bardolatry was an invention of the Gothic age and the two are inextricably linked. This book discusses Shakespeare's influence on The Gothic and also how his own writings can be seen as Gothic.