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Author Monnet, Agnieszka Soltysik.

Title The poetics and politics of the American gothic : gender and slavery in nineteenth-century American literature / Agnieszka Soltysik Monnet
Published Farnham, Surrey, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, 2010
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Description 1 online resource (163 pages) : illustrations
Contents Unreliable narrators and "unnatural sensations" : irony and conscience in Edgar Allan Poe -- "Everywhere-- a cross--and nastiness at the foot of it" : history, ethics, and slavery in Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Marble Faun -- "Thy catching nobleness unsexes me, my brother" : queer knowledge in Herman Melville's Pierre -- "I was queer company enough--quite as queer as the company I received" : the queer gothic of Henry James and Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Summary Challenging the widely held assumption that gothic literature is mainly about fear, Agnieszka Soltysik Monnet argues that the American Gothic, and gothic literature in general, is also about judgment. Analyzing canonical works by Poe, Hawthorne, Melville, Gilman, and James, Monnet persuasively argues that these authors' concerns about slavery, gender, and sexuality tacitly inform works that deal explicitly with less controversial subjects
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject American fiction -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
Gothic revival (Literature) -- United States.
Judgment (Ethics) -- United States -- History -- 19th century
Judgment in literature.
Sex in literature.
Slavery in literature.
American fiction.
Gothic revival (Literature)
Judgment (Ethics)
Judgment in literature.
LITERARY CRITICISM -- American -- General.
Sex in literature.
Slavery in literature.
esclavage -- roman noir américain (Etats-Unis) -- 19e s.
jugement (philosophie) -- littérature américaine -- 19e s.
roman noir américain (Etats-Unis) -- sexe (genre) -- 19e s.
United States.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0754699439
1282545205
9780754699439
9781282545205