Gothic Horror

Gothic Horror : A Guide for Students and Readers

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This highly accessible anthology of Gothic writings and criticism provides an essential guide to the genre. The second edition of this critically acclaimed book has been thoroughly revised to include material from the early gothic and a fresh set of contemporary essays, with a supporting timeline and thought provoking introductory more

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  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 138 x 212 x 22mm | 421.85g
  • Palgrave MacMillan
  • Palgrave
  • Basingstoke, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd ed. 2007
  • 272 p.
  • 0230001785
  • 9780230001787
  • 1,129,706

About Clive Bloom

CLIVE BLOOM is Emeritus Professor, Middlesex University, UK. He is the author and editor of many works on popular culture, cultural history and literary more

Table of contents

AcknowledgementsChronology of Significant Landmarks in Horror and Gothic FictionPreface to the Second EditionIntroductionPART 1: GOTHIC WHISPERSExtract from Of the Sublime; E.BurkeThe Castle of Otranto, Preface to 1764 edition; H.WalpoleThe Castle of Otranto, Preface to second edition; H.WalpoleAdvertisement to The Monk; M.LewisExtract from On 'The Monk'; S.T.ColeridgeExtract from The Italian; A.RadcliffeExtract from Discourse 1: 'Gothick'; J.ReynoldsFrankenstein, Preface to 1817 edition; M.ShelleyFrankenstein, Preface to 1831 edition; M.ShelleyRemarks on Frankenstein: or the Modern Prometheus; W.ScottExtract from Northanger Abbey; J.AustenExtract from Nightmare Abbey; T.L.PeacockMelmoth, the Wanderer, Preface to 1820 edition; C.MaturinOn the Supernatural in Poetry; A.RadcliffePART 2: HORROR THE SOUL OF THE PLOTExtract from The Man of the Crowd; E.A.PoeExtract from The Imp of the Perverse; E.A.PoeThe Philosophy of Composition; E.A.PoeExtract from Eureka; E.A.PoeExtract from Marginalia; E.A.PoePreface to The House of the Seven Gables; N.HawthorneExtract from The Renaissance; W.PaterExtract from Nightmare Touch; L.HearnAn Autobiographical Postscript; E.WhartonPART 3: IN THE DARKExtract from The Uncanny; S.FreudOn Algernon Blackwood; H.BellocPreface to The Collected Ghost Stories; M.R.JamesExtract from The Supernatural in Literature; H.P.LovecraftExtract from The Vampire in Literature; M.SummersI like Playing Dracula; B.LugosiAuthor's Note from The Devil Rides Out; D.WheatleyGothic Hangover; E.S.TurnerPART 4: FEARMAKERSOn Horror Writers; R.BlochDracula, Frankenstine, Sons and Co.; K.AmisSymposium on H P Lovecraft; Los Angeles Science Fiction SocietyExtract from Interview for Playboy; S.KingExtract from An Evening at Billericay Public Library; S.KingOn Stephen King; W.StrieberOn Horror and Subversion; C.BarkerPART 5: CONTEMPORARY SHIVERSTerrorism and the Gothic; D.PunterExtract from The Fantastic; T.TodorovMonster Culture (Seven Theses); J.J.CohenExtract from Freakery; R.G.ThomsonThe Body of Frankenstein's Monster; C.HelmanNarrative Structure, Liminality, Self Similarity: The Case of Gothic Fiction; M.AguirreHorror Narratives; L.Talairach-VielmasAfrican American and Afro Caribbean Women's Horror as Contemporary Cultural Critique; G.WiskerAll Dark Inside: Zombies and Detectives; C.BloomEpilogue: Further Thoughts on the GothicFurther ReadingIndexshow more

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'...already deservedly a seminal work of Gothic scholarship.' - Susan Chaplin, BARS Bulletinshow more

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'...already deservedly a seminal work of Gothic scholarship.' - Susan Chaplin, BARS Bulletinshow more

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