Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
The Failure of GothicProblems of Disjunction in an Eighteenth-Century Literary Form$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Elizabeth R. Napier

Print publication date: 1987

Print ISBN-13: 9780198128601

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198128601.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2019. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use (for details see www.oxfordscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 19 May 2019

Villainy: The Italian

Villainy: The Italian

Chapter:
(p.133) 6 Villainy: The Italian
Source:
The Failure of Gothic
Author(s):

Elizabeth R. Napier

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198128601.003.0007

This chapter discusses The Italian by Ann Radcliffe. It shows how the difficult juggling of the moral and the dramatic in Gothic works is particularly evident in Gothic novelists' attitudes towards their villains, who propel their plots and energize the ethical systems that test the hero's or heroine's endurance.

Keywords:   moral, Gothic fiction, Ann Radcliffe, dramatic

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .