December 2013 Academic & Specialist Broadview Press

Gothic Evolutions: Poetry, Tales, Context, Theory edited by Corinna Wagner

The texts in this unique collection range from the gothic revival of the late eighteenth century through to the late Victorian gothic, and from the poetry of Wordsworth and Coleridge to the short fiction of H.G. Wells and Henry James. Genres represented include medievalist poetry, psychological thrillers, dark political dystopias, sinister tales of social corruption, and popular ghost tales. The texts gathered here show the contradictory and paradoxical nature of gothic literature, and suggest that gothic “monsters” emerge from our own desires and fears.