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Gothic pathologies: the text, the body and the law

Gothic pathologies: the text, the body and the law

Punter, David

Gothic Pathologies is a wide-ranging book about aspects of the Gothic, from classic texts such as Frankenstein to contemporary fiction by Iain Banks, William Gibson, etc., and approaches the texts through looking at the opposition of Gothic and the law

Paperback, Hardback, Book. English.
Published Basingstoke: Macmillan, 1999
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Statement of responsibility: David Punter
ISBN: 0333658019, 0333658027, 9780333658017, 9780333658024
Intended audience: Specialized.
Note: Originally published: 1998.
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Physical Description: xi, 251p. ; 22 cm.
Subject: Horror tales, English History and criticism.; Gothic revival (Literature); Human Body; Horror tales, American.; Horror tales, English.; King, Stephen; English literature History and criticism.; Chinese Novels; Horror Stories; Horror tales, American History and criticism.; Criticism; Gothic Revival; Law


  1. Gothic Origins: The Haunting of the Text The Gothic and the Law: Limits of the Permissible Laws which Bind the Body: The Case of the Monster Re-enactments of the Primal Scene: The Example of Zastrozzi Regimes of Terror: From Robespierre to Conrad Identification and Gender: The Law of Ligeia A Descent into the Body: Wuthering Heights Psycho pathology: Contamination and the House of Gothic Laws of Recollection and Reconstruction: Stephen King The Body Sublime: Liu Suola's King of Singers Gothic After/Words: Abuse and the Body Beyond the Law


'This book maintains David Punter's well-earned stature as a major teacher of us all about the most basic drives in Gothic writing, ones that he reveals with new intensity and power in this provocative and complex study.' - Gothic Studies

'A rich work of critical bricolage...Punter's intensely political engagement.' - Steven Bruhm, Romanticism On the Net