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The Resource Dead secrets : Wilkie Collins and the female gothic, Tamar Heller

Dead secrets : Wilkie Collins and the female gothic, Tamar Heller

Label
Dead secrets : Wilkie Collins and the female gothic
Title
Dead secrets
Title remainder
Wilkie Collins and the female gothic
Statement of responsibility
Tamar Heller
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Readers have long been enthralled by the novels of Wilkie Collins, whose The Moonstone is considered the first modern detective novel. This book by Tamar Heller--the most comprehensive study of Collins' work ever written--places Collins within Victorian literary history, showing how his fiction transforms the conventions of the traditionally female genre of the Gothic novel and can be read as a critique of the gender and class distinctions that structured Victorian society. Heller offers an insightful account of the ways in which Collins' work in the female Gothic tradition influenced his characteristic themes and imagery. She also explores how this association with the genres of the Gothic and with controversial "sensation fiction" linked Collins with women writers and literary and social marginality during an era when novel writing was increasingly a male-defined and male-dominated profession. Heller argues that Collins' fictions reflect his own contradictory status as a Victorian writer; his novels focus on the relation of the writer to the literary marketplace and also on the intricate and ambivalent dialectic of masculine literary authority and feminine marginality. This study of Collins makes an original contribution to feminist literary criticism by demonstrating its value for the reexamination of an important male writer. In addition, by exploring the complexity of the relationship of a male writer to a feminine literary tradition, the book breaks new ground in the study of literary influence and in critical discussions of the literary canon
Cataloging source
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1959-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Heller, Tamar
Illustrations
portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Collins, Wilkie
  • Collins, Wilkie
  • Collins, Wilkie
  • Collins, Wilkie
  • Psychological fiction, English
  • Women and literature
  • Horror tales, English
  • Gothic revival (Literature)
  • Sensationalism in literature
  • Femmes et littérature
  • Récits d'horreur anglais
  • Littérature frénétique
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Gothic revival (Literature)
  • Horror tales, English
  • Psychological fiction, English
  • Sensationalism in literature
  • Women and literature
  • England
  • Great Britain
  • Gothic novel
  • Gothic novel
  • Roman
  • Frau
  • Frau
Label
Dead secrets : Wilkie Collins and the female gothic, Tamar Heller
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 169-195) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Dead Secrets -- 1. Reigns of Terror: The Politics of the Female Gothic -- 2. Becoming an Author in 1848: History and the Gothic in the Early Works of Wilkie Collins -- 3. Basil: Femininity, Ressentiment, and the Male Artist -- 4. Writing after Dark: Collins and Victorian Literary Culture -- 5. The Woman in White: Portrait of the Artist as a Professional Man -- 6. Blank Spaces: Ideological Tensions and the Detective Work of The Moonstone -- Epilogue: The Haunted Narrative
Control code
ocn874143713
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 201 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300161786
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
portraits
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt4cwjr1
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)874143713
Label
Dead secrets : Wilkie Collins and the female gothic, Tamar Heller
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 169-195) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Dead Secrets -- 1. Reigns of Terror: The Politics of the Female Gothic -- 2. Becoming an Author in 1848: History and the Gothic in the Early Works of Wilkie Collins -- 3. Basil: Femininity, Ressentiment, and the Male Artist -- 4. Writing after Dark: Collins and Victorian Literary Culture -- 5. The Woman in White: Portrait of the Artist as a Professional Man -- 6. Blank Spaces: Ideological Tensions and the Detective Work of The Moonstone -- Epilogue: The Haunted Narrative
Control code
ocn874143713
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 201 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300161786
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
portraits
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt4cwjr1
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)874143713

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