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‘Gothicism’, ‘historicism’, and the overlap of fictional modes from Thomas Leland to Walter Scott
Christina Morin

instead, whisking them away from their family seat in Cornwall to Grey Cliff Tower, his ancestral home in ‘the north’. 73 En route, Emmeline is captivated by ‘the rude fells of those northern regions’ and echoes Burkean ideas of the natural sublime in finding her ‘imagination’ ‘exalted’ and her ‘thoughts’ ‘entertain[ed]’ by the ‘stupendous waterfall[s]’, ‘distant mountains’, and ‘majestic promontor[ies]’ that everywhere meet her eye ( Trecothick bower , vol. 1, pp. 148, 150). Emmeline's sublime experience of the north is further enhanced by ‘the

in The gothic novel in Ireland, c. 1760–1829