Gothic Chapbooks and the Urban Reader

  title={Gothic Chapbooks and the Urban Reader},
  author={Diane Long Hoeveler},
  journal={The Wordsworth Circle},
  pages={155 - 158}
  • D. Hoeveler
  • Published 22 June 2010
  • History
  • The Wordsworth Circle
Gothic bluebooks and chapbooks have been the stepchild of gothic scholarship, frequently ignored because of their derivative nature and their lack of artistic sophistication, depth, or significance (Varma; Frank; Watt). Montague Summers claims that they were the reading material of "schoolboys, prentices, servant-girls, by the whole of that vast population which longed to be in the fashion, to steep themselves in the Gothic Romance." They are commonly referred to as "the remainder trade" or… 
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