Review for Queer Gothic by George E. Haggerty

From the back cover:

Gothic fiction explores the worlds of sexual and social transgression, and in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries it remained semirespectable in spite of its lurid scenes of sexual violence and interpersonal abuse. George Haggerty’s Queer Gothic argues that gothic fiction itself helped to shape thinking about sexual matters and animated the darker shadows of the dominant fiction with materials that anticipated later developments in the fields of sexology and psychology.

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