The Gothic and the Rule of Law, 1764–1820

  • Sue Chaplin

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
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  6. Back Matter
    Pages 178-183

About this book


This book 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.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Sue Chaplin
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  1. 1.Leeds Metropolitan UniversityUK

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