Britain, France and the Gothic, 1764-1820 (Cambridge Studies by Angela Wright

By Angela Wright

In describing his proto-Gothic fiction, The fort of Otranto (1764), as a translation, Horace Walpole used to be intentionally taking part in on nationwide anxieties about the importation of battle, model and literature from France within the aftermath of the Seven Years' battle. within the final decade of the eighteenth century, as Britain went to warfare back with France, this time within the wake of revolution, the continued connections among Gothic literature and France during the nation-states of translation, version and unacknowledged borrowing ended in powerful suspicions of Gothic literature taking over a subversive function in diminishing British patriotism. Angela Wright explores the advance of Gothic literature in Britain within the context of the fraught dating among Britain and France, supplying clean views at the works of Walpole, Radcliffe, 'Monk' Lewis and their contemporaries.

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