Document Type

Honors

Comments

The frontispiece noted at the end of the text is included only in the paper version, located in the James P. Adams Library, Rhode Island College

Department

English

Abstract

Examines the mechanisms through which Collins updated the gothic novel to create the sensation novel, with particular emphasis on The Woman in White, The Law and the Lady, and The Haunted Hotel. Highlights Collins's use of transgressive gender characterization, whereby his main characters use documents to gain social power over other characters. Describes the influence of Ann Radcliffe's gothic novel, The Mysteries of Udolpho, on The Woman in White.

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