Book description beginning in the 1790s north american readers developed an appetite for the gothic novel as imported reprinted and pirated editions of british and european romances flooded the market alongside homegrown works. Gothic subjects the transformation of individualism in american fiction 1790 1861 sian silyn roberts philadelphia university of pennsylvania press 2014 239 pp. Gothic subjects book read reviews from worlds largest community for readers beginning in the 1790s north american readers developed an appetite for t. Bibliography includes bibliographical references pages 211 229 and index contents introduction the gothic enlightenment chapter 1 the american transformation of the british individual chapter 2. Silyn roberts turns our previous understanding of gothic literature inside out arguing that the gothic conventions imported from britain were appropriated by american writers to offer the early republic a vision of what american character might ultimately be
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