Le Fanu’s Gothic

The Rhetoric of Darkness

  • Authors
  • Victor Sage

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Introduction

    1. Victor Sage
      Pages 1-8
  3. Re-Framing the Gothic

  4. Gothic Hybrids

  5. Postscript

    1. Victor Sage
      Pages 202-205
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 206-233

About this book


This new study seeks to explore the relations between reader and text across the span of Sheridan Le Fanu's career, placing his early work of the 1830s in context. Sage concentrates on the development in Le Fanu of hybrid forms, which mingle satire and comedy with Gothic horror, and also discusses the early work of Uncle Silas and Carmilla , giving space to the often neglected unpublished romances.


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