Representation of Men in the English Gothic Novel, 1762-1820
|Author: ||Behr, Kate|
Examines the male figures in Gothic novels, establishing first a common representation or role for each stock character, and considering the source and effect of these male stereotypes. It discusses a range of both familiar and lesser-known works.
Table of Contents
Table of contents (main headings):
1. The Gothic Formula and the Critics
2. Romance, Fantasy and Horror
3. The Ideal Man
4. The Hero: Concierge or Builder?
5. The Absent Father
6. Gothic Villains
7. The Feminine Villain
8. The Victim
9. A Miscellany of Men: Bandits and Brigands, Servants, Demons and Spectres
Conclusion: the Perfect Gentleman