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Author Mahawatte, Royce, author.
Title George Eliot and the gothic novel : genres, gender, feeling / Royce Mahawatte.
Published Cardiff : University of Wales Press, 2013.
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 Floor4  PR4687.3 .M34 2013    IN LIBRARY
Description viii, 260 pages ; 23 cm.
Content Type text
Format volume
Series Gothic literary studies
Gothic literary studies.
Bibliography includes bibliographical references (p. [229]-247) and indexes.
Contents Introduction: 'half-womanish, half-ghostly': George Eliot and the Inheritance of the Gothic -- Part I: Reimagining the Genres of Feeling. 'as if there was a demon in me': 'Janet's Repentence' and the Evangelical Gothic ; 'with two names written on it': Sensation Narratives in Adam Bede ; 'of one texture with the rest of my existence': 'The Lifted Veil' and the Tale of the Supernatural. -- Part II: Uncanny Women, Fearing Men. Counterfeit Gothic Heroines in The Mill on the Floss and Middlemarch ; Romola and Felix Holt, The Radical: The Pursuits of Paranoid Men ; Finale: Daniel Deronda: Sensationalized Society, Gothicized Self.
Summary "George Eliot and the Gothic Novel tracks George Eliot's reading of gothic and sensational literature and her responses to them in her own works. Royce Mahawatte focuses on the frightening, startling, and melodramatic elements of Eliot's fiction, placing Eliot within a culture of mid-Victorian sensationalism and highlighting the connections between her and authors like Mary Braddon, Wilkie Collins, and Edward Bulwer Lytton. Mahawatte argues that suspenseful and popular tropes play a significant role in Eliot's literary ethics and creativity and that our understanding of the author's writing needs to be broadened to include her extensive and complex engagement with the gothic tradition."--Publisher's website.
Subject Eliot, George, 1819-1880 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Gothic fiction (Literary genre) -- Criticism and interpretation.
ISBN 9780708325766
9780708325773 (e-ISBN)
0708325777 (e-ISBN)
OCLC number 810116628