Encyclopedia of Gothic Literature by Marry Ellen Snodgrass

By Marry Ellen Snodgrass

Encyclopedia of Gothic Literature: the fundamental advisor to the Lives and Works of Gothic Writers (Literary Movements)

From the origins of the flow within the 18th century to modern writers akin to Stephen King, this A-to-Z consultant to Gothic literature covers an unlimited array of works and writers from Britain and the US, in addition to a number of genres - novels, brief tales, poetry, performs, or even a number of influential motion pictures and artistic endeavors.

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Encyclopedia of Gothic Literature

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Entranced by the animal musk that coats her skin and hair, she offers herself to the animal, heart and soul. The theme of bestiality caused some critics to regard the work as pornography. At the other extreme of menace, Robin McKinley created a tender young-adult Gothic novel, Beauty (1978), a bildungsroman of honor and family loyalty. She sets the action in a never-never land where a father’s financial loss mars the wedding dreams of his 12-year-old daughter, Beauty. A move to the edge of an enchanted forest places her in reach of the Beast, a humanoid MONSTER who compensates for a hirsute body with refined courtesies.

She singles out William Shakespeare’s use of the ghost of King Hamlet in Hamlet (ca. 1599) and WITCHCRAFT in Macbeth (ca. 1603) as well as dark elements in Horace WALPOLE’s THE CASTLE OF OTRANTO (1765) and in Tobias SMOLLETT’s FERDINAND COUNT FATHOM (1753) as models of pleasurable Gothic fiction. At the end of the essay, she appends an original literary fragment that applies GOTHIC CONVENTIONs. The story tells of a knight riding on the moors who enters a fearful antique mansion and falls under the spell of an alluring woman, a typical assignment of gender roles in the motif of the FEMME FATALE.

She singles out William Shakespeare’s use of the ghost of King Hamlet in Hamlet (ca. 1599) and WITCHCRAFT in Macbeth (ca. 1603) as well as dark elements in Horace WALPOLE’s THE CASTLE OF OTRANTO (1765) and in Tobias SMOLLETT’s FERDINAND COUNT FATHOM (1753) as models of pleasurable Gothic fiction. At the end of the essay, she appends an original literary fragment that applies GOTHIC CONVENTIONs. The story tells of a knight riding on the moors who enters a fearful antique mansion and falls under the spell of an alluring woman, a typical assignment of gender roles in the motif of the FEMME FATALE.

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