Introduction Chapter 1: The First Eight Hundred Years Chapter 2: Romancing the Paranormal Chapter 3: Sleeping With the Enemy Chapter 4: The New Millennium Chapter 5: The Twilight Controversy Chapter 6: Mutations Epilogue: Signs And Portents
Dr Joseph Crawford is a lecturer in English Literature at the University of Exeter.
"Crawford's compelling account of how and why Twilight became such a controversial force in twenty-first century culture is essential reading for all with an interest in the contemporary Gothic. Effortlessly readable and encompassing an impressive range of material, it strikes a difficult balance between clear-eyed critical insight and sympathy for the readers and fans of paranormal romance. Joining the dots between the Gothic romances of the late eighteenth century and the vampire romances of the present, it provides the first authoritative, book-length attempt to plot the cultural history of this new and much-misunderstood genre."--Catherine Spooner, Lancaster University