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Gothic Documents A Sourcebook 1700-1820

ISBN-10: 0719040272
ISBN-13: 9780719040276
Edition: 2000
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Description: In the 1790s, Britain was struck by a reading revolution, a taste for terror fiction. How is it that the age of Enlightenment gave rise to the genre of the literary ghost story? This book seeks to answer this and other questions.

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List price: $28.95
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Publication date: 9/2/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.012
Language: English

In the 1790s, Britain was struck by a reading revolution, a taste for terror fiction. How is it that the age of Enlightenment gave rise to the genre of the literary ghost story? This book seeks to answer this and other questions.

Acknowledgements
Note on the text
Introduction
Supernaturalism: religion, folklore, Shakespeare
A True Relation of the Apparition of One Mrs. Veal (1706)
The Spectator, Nos. 12 and 110 (1711)
'A Night Piece on Death' (1721)
'William and Margaret' (1724)
'Political Vampyres' (1732)
On the Cock Lane ghost (1762)
'Narrative drawn up by Mr John Wesley' (1784)
The Example of Shakespeare
The Entertainer (1754)
'On the Praeternatural Beings' (1769)
'An Ode on the Popular Superstitions of the Highlands of Scotland' (1749-50)
Gothic origins
Germania (trans. 1777)
Liberty (1734-6)
Common Sense (1739)
'Spirit of the Laws' (trans. 1750)
The Fool of Quality (1765)
Letters on Chivalry and Romance (1762)
'The History of English Poetry' (1778)
A Critical Dissertation on the Poems of Ossian, The Son of Fingal (1763)
The Minstrel; or, The Progress of Genius (1770-4)
On Fable and Romance (1783)
A Dissertation on the Origin and Progress of the Scythians or Goths (1787)
'The Gothic Mind' and 'Gothic Literature and Art' (1818)
The Gothic aesthetic: imagination, originality, terror
'Of Heroique Playes' (1670)
The Grounds of Criticism in Poetry (1704)
The Spectator, No. 419 (1712)
Garrick's performance of the ghost scenes in Hamlet (1776)
'Ode to Fear' (1746)
A Philosophical Enquiry into the Origin of Our Ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful (1757)
Originality
Conjectures on Original Composition (1759)
Preface to The Castle of Otranto (1765)
An Essay on Original Genius (1767)
'On the Pleasure Derived from Objects of Terror; with Sir Bertrand, A Fragment' (1773)
Preface to The Old English Baron (1778)
'Account of the German theatre' (1790)
Odes and the Taste for Terror
'To Horror' (1791)
'Ode to Terror' (1792)
'To Horror' (1804)
'Ode to H. Fuseli, Esq., R.A., On Seeing Engravings from his Designs' (1807)
Burger, Lenore (1796)
'On Gothic Superstition' and 'On Objects of Terror' (1798)
'On the Supernatural in Poetry' (1826)
Anti-Gothic
Ars Poetica (trans. 1709)
Novel Versus Romance
The Rambler, No. 4 (1750)
The Progress of Romance, Through Times, Countries, and Manners (1785)
Tampering with History: The Response to Sophia Lee's the Recess (1785)
'Advertisement' to The Recess (1785)
Review of The Recess (1786)
Plexippus (1790)
'Terrorist Novel Writing' (1798)
The Monk Affair
Review of The Monk (1797)
The Pursuits of Literature (1798)
'A Friend to Genius', 'An Apology for The Monk' (1797)
Gothic Drama
Reviews of Harriet Lee, The Mysterious Marriage (1798)
Postscript to The Castle Spectre (1798)
'Academicus', 'On the Absurdities of the Modern Stage' (1800)
Parodies
Azemia (1797)
The Heroine (1813)
'On the Good Effects of Bad Novels' (1798)
'On Novels and Romances' (1802)
'Rimelli', 'Novels and Romances' (1802)
The History of Fiction (1814)
Gothic and revolution
'Demophilius', The Genuine Principles of the Ancient Saxons, or English Constitution (1776)
Report of the Committee of the Revolution Society (1789)
Reflections on the Revolution in France (1790)
A Sicilian Romance (1790)
A Vindication of the Rights of Men (1790)
The Rights of Man (1790-2)
Letters on the Revolution in France (1791)
'Of the Nature of Government, and the Rights of Men and of Kings' (1791)
Argument on the French Revolution (1794)
Translator's Preface to Karl Grosse, Horrid Mysteries (1796)
The Rovers; or, the Double Arrangement (1798)
Review of W. H. Ireland, Rimualdo (1801)
Gothic renovations
William Godwin on Romance and Novel
'On History and Romance' (1797)
Preface to Fleetwood (1805)
Morality of Fiction (1805)
Review of Walter Scott's The Lay of the Last Minstrel (1805)
'On the Origin and Progress of Novel Writing' (1810)
Preface to The Milesian Chief (1812)
'Chapter 1: Introductory,' Waverley (1814)
Biographia Literaria (1817)
The Supernaturalism of Everyday Life
'Witches and Other Night Fears' (1821)
'On Ghosts' (1824)
'On the Supernatural in Fictitious Composition' (1827)
'The Age of Romance' (1837)
'The Historical Romance' (1845)
Bibliography
Index

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