Representation of Men in the English Gothic Novel, 1762-1820

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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):
Preface; Introduction
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
Bibliography; Index

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