ISBN The Gothic: A Very Short Introduction English

by Groom, Nick (Professor in English, University of Exeter)
State: New
$15.83
VAT included - FREE Shipping
Groom, Nick (Professor in English, University of Exeter) ISBN The Gothic: A Very Short Introduction English
Groom, Nick (Professor in English, University of Exeter) - ISBN The Gothic: A Very Short Introduction English

Do you like this product? Spread the word!

$15.83 incl. VAT
Only 1 items available Only 12 items available
Delivery: between Tuesday, October 5, 2021 and Thursday, October 7, 2021
Sales & Shipping: Dodax

Check other buying options

1 Offer for $17.70

Sold by Dodax EU

$17.70 incl. VAT
State: New
Free Shipping
Delivery: between Tuesday, October 5, 2021 and Thursday, October 7, 2021
View other buying options

Description

The Gothic is wildly diverse. It can refer to ecclesiastical architecture supernatural fiction cult horror films and a distinctive style of rock music. It has influenced political theorists and social reformers as well as Victorian home décor and contemporary fashion. Nick Groom shows how the Gothic has come to encompass so many meanings by telling the story of the Gothic from the ancient tribe who sacked Rome to the alternative subculture of the present day. This unique Very Short Introduction reveals that the Gothic has predominantly been a way of understanding and responding to the past. Time after time the Gothic has been invoked in order to reveal what lies behind conventional history. It is a way of disclosing secrets whether in the constitutional politics of seventeenth-century England or the racial politics of the United States. While contexts change the Gothic perpetually regards the past with fascination both yearning and horrified. It reminds us that neither societies nor individuals can escape the consequences of their actions. The anatomy of the Gothic is richly complex and perversely contradictory and so the thirteen chapters here range deliberately widely. This is the first time that the entire story of the Gothic has been written as a continuous history: from the historians of late antiquity to the gardens of Georgian England from the mediaeval cult of the macabre to German Expressionist cinema from Elizabethan Revenge Tragedy to American consumer society from folk ballads to vampires from the past to the present. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts analysis perspective new ideas and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Contributors

Author:
Groom, Nick (Professor in English, University of Exeter)

Further information

Illustrations Note:
Approx 15 black and white illustrations
Language:
English
Number of Pages:
184
Media Type:
Softcover
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

Master Data

Product Type:
Paperback book
Package Dimensions:
0.172 x 0.108 x 0.014 m; 0.141 kg
GTIN:
09780199586790
DUIN:
RIMUDF3PPEQ
$15.83
We use cookies on our website to make our services more efficient and more user-friendly. Therefore please select "Accept cookies"! Please read our Privacy Policy for further information.