The Handbook to Gothic Literature

  • Marie Mulvey-Roberts

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. R. A. Gilbert, Allan Lloyd Smith, Gerry Turcotte, Michael Franklin, Thomas Willard, Elizabeth Imlay et al.
    Pages 1-260
  3. Thomas Willard, Alexandra Warwick, Jerrold E. Hogle, Iain Hamilton Grant, Antonio Ballesteros González, Neil Cornwell et al.
    Pages 261-289
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 290-294

About this book


What do we mean by the term 'Gothic'? How does it differ from such classifications as 'terror' and 'horror' and where do its parameters lie? In an attempt to define such an elusive term, this A-Z unearths the terminologies associated with Gothic through a variety of short essays written by leading scholars. Not only does it plot the national characteristics of Gothic as in the French school of terror, Frenetique to American Gothic, but it also spans the period from Ann Radcliffe to Anne Rice.


America architecture Charles Dickens classification English English literature essay French German imagination Johann Wolfgang von Goethe novel occult Oscar Wilde Romanticism

Editors and affiliations

  • Marie Mulvey-Roberts
    • 1
  1. 1.University of the West of EnglandBristolUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1998
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-0-333-67069-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-349-26496-4
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