Encyclopedia Of Gothic Literature (Facts on File Library of by Mary Ellen Snodgrass

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Humanitarianism and Uncertainty in ‘Arthur Mervyn,’” Essays in Literature 22, no. 2 (fall 1995): 215–226. Fiedler, Leslie. Love and Death in the American Novel. Cleveland: Meridian Books, 1962. Goddu, Teresa A. Gothic America: Narrative, History, and Nation. New York: Columbia University Press, 1997. Hale, Dorothy J. “Profits of Altruism: Caleb Williams and Arthur Mervyn,” Eighteenth-Century Studies 22, no. 1 (1988): 47–69. Ruland, Richard, and Malcolm Bradbury. From Puritanism to Postmodernism: A History of American Literature.

A move to the edge of an enchanted forest places her in reach of the Beast, a humanoid MONSTER who compensates for a hirsute body with refined courtesies. For their meeting, the author sets the NAIF on the back of Greatheart, a sturdy mount, and protects her with invisible SUPERNATURAL watchers. The standard happily-ever-after transformation of the handsome prince provides Beauty with her reward for goodness and compassion. Bibliography David, Kathy S. “Beauty and the Beast: The ‘Feminization’ of Weyland in the Vampire Tapestry,” Extrapolation 43, no.

61 (winter 2002): 45–47. Williams, Andrew P. “The Silent Threat: A (Re)viewing of the ‘Sexual Other’ in ‘The Phantom of the Opera’ and ‘Nosferatu,’” Midwest Quarterly 38, no. 1 (autumn 1996): 90–101. Beckford, William (1760–1844) Like Horace WALPOLE, the oriental romanticist and voluptuary William Thomas Beckford chose to live an amoral romantic ideal. He was the son and namesake of a wealthy investor in Caribbean slaves and sugar who was twice mayor of London. From these colonial holdings, Beckford inherited ample funds to indulge his fantasies and narcissistic dreams.

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