'Really, though secretly, a papist': G.K. Chesterton's and J. Meade Falkner's rewritings of the gothic

McEvoy, Emma (2004) 'Really, though secretly, a papist': G.K. Chesterton's and J. Meade Falkner's rewritings of the gothic. Literature and Theology, 18 (1). pp. 49-61. ISSN 0269-1205

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Abstract

This article considers the rewriting of those Gothic conventions which are most symptomatic of Gothic anti-Catholicism in the works of Catholic-sympathizing authors, J. Meade Falkner, G. K. Chesterton. Chesterton, converted to Roman Catholicism in 1922, creates a priest committed to divine rationality and exposes contemporary Protestant "superstition". J. Meade's Moonfleet, inspired by Gothic revivalism - a movement in many respects antithetical to the sentiments of the Gothic novel - rewrites the relations between father and son, past and present, individual and community.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Online ISSN 1477-4623
Subjects: University of Westminster > Social Sciences and Humanities
Depositing User: Miss Nina Watts
Date Deposited: 05 Jun 2006
Last Modified: 11 Aug 2010 14:30
URI: http://westminsterresearch.wmin.ac.uk/id/eprint/1813

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