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Author Neiman, Elizabeth

Title Minervas Gothics : the Politics and Poetics of Romantic Exchange, 1780-1820
Published Cardiff : University of Wales Press, 2019
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Description 1 online resource (322 pages)
Series Gothic Literary Studies
Gothic literary studies.
Contents Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; List of Tables; List of Figures; Acknowledgements; Preface; 1 Remapping Minerva's Influence on the Novel Market; Section One: Feminist Discernment and Minerva's Production of Romantic Fantasy; Section Overview; 2 Julies and St Preuxes: Networking 'Lady' Authors, 1785-1789; 3 Wollstonecraft and the Revolutionary Feminist Novel: At a Crossroads with Wordsworth; Section Two: The Revolution Debate in Britain: Minerva and the Politics of Feeling; Section Overview; 4 Providential Adaptations to the Romantic Fantasy, 1790-1794
5 Godwin and Providential Feeling in Things As They Are: Meeting Readers Where They Are6 Providential Feeling at Minerva's Zenith: What the Commoner Teaches the Nobleman; Section Three: The Forgotten Poetics of Romantic Exchange: Gothic Habits of Mind; Section Overview; 7 Minerva's Continued Influence: The Poet as Nightingale in Shelley's 1810 Gothics; 8 Reinstating Romantic Fantasy in Minerva's 'Late' Novels: Romanticism and 'Gothic' Habits of Mind; Afterword; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Summary The infamously popular London publisher William Lane made a name for himself and his Press, 'Minerva', by courting debuting female authors and selling their novels wholesale as circulating-library collections. Minerva's Gothics puts Minerva novels back into conversation with each other and with the day's influential literary and philosophical texts
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-276) and index
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Subject Minerva Press
English fiction -- Women authors -- History and criticism.
Gothic fiction (Literary genre), English -- History and criticism
English fiction -- Women authors.
Gothic fiction (Literary genre), English.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1786833689