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Mountains, Castles, Superstitions Images of Austria in British and American Gothic Fiction

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ISBN-10: 3838103009

ISBN-13: 9783838103006

Edition: 2009

Authors: Maria Grounidou

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This is an imagological study, aiming at analysing the images of Austria in nineteenth-century British and American Gothic literature, examining their origin and their connection to national stereotypes and their use in literary texts. Austria was used by several writers of the nineteenth century as setting for their Gothic stories, because, its stereotypic image in Britain and America fulfilled the requirements for a Gothic setting, consisting of pictures of wild and sublime nature, medieval castles, backward and superstitious people, strict Catholic priests and absolutist Monarchs. Austria's Gothic image developed gradually and was shaped by the socio-political and historical events of…    
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List price: $142.00
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: S�dwestdeutscher Verlag f�r Hochschulschriften AG & Company KG
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 196
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.42" tall
Weight: 0.594