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

McEvoy, E. 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.

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

JournalLiterature and Theology
Journal citation18 (1), pp. 49-61
ISSN0269-1205
YearMar 2004
Filemcevoy_2004_final.pdf
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.1093/litthe/18.1.49
Publication dates
PublishedMar 2004

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