Angela Wright 1
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  • 1 University of Sheffield
‘To live the life of hopeless recollection’
Mourning and Melancholia in Female Gothic, 1780–1800
in Gothic Studies
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Wright explores how novels by Eliza Fenwick, Sophia Lee, Maria Roche, and Ann Radcliffe critique, via their fascination with portraiture, eighteenth-century consumerism. Wright argues that this engagement with image-making indicates late eighteenth century concerns with fashion, opulence and consumerism which become relocated in women‘s Gothic writing through the correlated issues of female insanity, desire and loss.

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