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English Literary Studies: 18th Century and the Romantics

Recommended Databases

Romantic Circles

Romantic Circles, general eds. Neil Fraistat and Steven E. Jones.  Internet Resource.  Outstanding Title! Reviewed in 2012oct CHOICE.

Romantic Circles is a refereed scholarly Website devoted to the study of Romantic-period literature and culture. It is published by the University of Maryland and supported, in part, by the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH), and the English Departments of Loyola University of Chicago and the University of Maryland.

Horace Walpole and the First Gothic Novel

Castle of Otranto


 The Castle of Otranto is a 1764 novel by Horace Walpole. It is generally regarded as the first gothic novel, initiating a literary genre which would become extremely popular in the later 18th century and early 19th century.


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