Publisher description for The Gothic and the rule of law, 1764-1820 / by Sue Chaplin.


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The Gothic and the Rule of Law is the first full-length theoretical and historical study of the relation between early Gothic fiction and an emerging modern rule of law. The work identifies not only a political and cultural, but also an ontological relation between what critics have conceptualized as 'Gothic' and the nature and function of modern juridical power. It represents a highly significant contribution to Gothic criticism and to law and literature scholarship.



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
English fiction -- 18th century -- History and criticism.
Horror tales, English -- History and criticism.
English fiction -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
Gothic revival (Literature) -- Great Britain.
Law in literature.
Literature and society -- Great Britain.