Statement of responsibility: David Punter
ISBN: 0333658019, 0333658027, 9780333658017, 9780333658024
Intended audience: Specialized.
Originally published: 1998.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
xi, 251p. ; 22 cm.
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
- 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