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The gothic child, Margarita Georgieva, (electronic book)

Label
The gothic child
Title
The gothic child
Statement of responsibility
Margarita Georgieva
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Fascination with the dark and death threats are now accepted features of contemporary fantasy and fantastic fictions for young readers. These go back to the early gothic genre in which child characters were extensively used by authors. The aim of this book is to rediscover the children in their work.
  • "Understanding something that encompasses centuries of individual works in multiple mediums is a challenge. Focusing on the evolution of the child motif, Georgieva's impressive study introduces readers to individual texts and provides an overview. Essential reading for students of Gothic!" - Carol Senf, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA "Reading this book is like peering into a trunk of long forgotten and highly loved novels. Instantly readable and highly engrossing, Margarita Georgieva's thorough study is sure to become a staple in the genre for academics, classrooms, and Gothic aficionados alike." - Curt Herr, Kutztown University, USA "This first significant and substantial study of the role of children in Gothic literature is essential reading for students and scholars alike. Well researched and critically informed, Georgieva's study allows us to view the Gothic Child as never before." - Franz Potter, author of The History of Gothic Publishing, 1764-1830
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Cataloging source
UK-WkNB
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Georgieva, Margarita
Dewey number
823.0872909
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
Undergraduate
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Gothic fiction (Literary genre)
  • Children in literature
Summary expansion
The fascination with dark and deathly threatening spaces, with looming towers and bloody deeds, is now accepted as characteristic of contemporary fantasy and fantastic fictions for children and adolescents. Although this fascination dates back to the gothic genre of the mid-18th century, at that time, the gothic genre was not regarded as suitable for children or young persons in general. However, many young authors' first literary attempts were linked to the gothic genre, and child characters were employed in many of their novels, thereby transforming the gothic into a domain with a predilection for youth. The aim of this book is to rediscover, present and analyze the usage of children in the gothic genre, spanning a period of 60 years from Horace Walpole's The Castle of Otranto (1764) to Charles Robert Maturin's Albigenses (1824). The Gothic Child is almost exclusively based on primary sources. It examines children and childhood in a new light and updates the current definition of the gothic genre by adding to it the archetype of the gothic child. The book also contains analyses of selected films from the 20th and 21st centuries and links the major child-related themes and motifs in them to the 18th and 19th-century representation of the child
Target audience
specialized
Label
The gothic child, Margarita Georgieva, (electronic book)
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Publication
Note
Users can print and/or download individual articles/chapters and other individual items from Palgrave Connect ebooks, limited to no more than one chapter per title per authorised user
Contents
Table of Figures Introduction 1. First Steps 2. 'Becoming as Little Children' 3. Experimenting with Children 4. Child Sublimation 5. The Political Child 6. The Gothic Child on Film Conclusions Bibliography
Control code
9781137306074
Extent
1 online resource (240 p.)
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781137306067
Other physical details
8 figures.
Specific material designation
unspecified
Type of computer file
PDF.
Label
The gothic child, Margarita Georgieva, (electronic book)
Publication
Note
Users can print and/or download individual articles/chapters and other individual items from Palgrave Connect ebooks, limited to no more than one chapter per title per authorised user
Contents
Table of Figures Introduction 1. First Steps 2. 'Becoming as Little Children' 3. Experimenting with Children 4. Child Sublimation 5. The Political Child 6. The Gothic Child on Film Conclusions Bibliography
Control code
9781137306074
Extent
1 online resource (240 p.)
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781137306067
Other physical details
8 figures.
Specific material designation
unspecified
Type of computer file
PDF.

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