Document Type

Contribution to Book

Language

eng

Format of Original

30 p.

Publication Date

2009

Publisher

University of Wales Press

Source Publication

Shakespearean Gothic

Source ISSN

9780708320921

Abstract

Addresses the gap for an analysis of Shakespeare's relation to the Gothic.

The Gothic novel transports you to a strange and fascinating world quite unlike your own, far away from the calm drawing rooms of Regency England. It is the ultimate escapist literature. It is this world, and its mutually beneficial relationship with Catholicism, that Dr Maria Purves so beautifully illuminates for the reader.

Comments

Accepted version. "Gothic Cordelias: The Afterlife of "Lear" and the Construction of Femininity," in Shakespearean Gothic. Eds. Christy Desmet and Anne Williams. Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 2009: 205-234. Publisher Link. © University of Wales Press 2009. Used with permission.

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