Gothic Horror: A Guide For Students And Readers

Paperback | June 1, 2007

EditorClive Bloom

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Gothic Horror is the essential guide to the literature of terror. This completely revised new edition provides a comprehensive historical primer of essential gothic criticism from its origins in the eighteenth century through Frankenstein and Dracula to the worlds of Hannibal Lecter and Alien Invasion. The volume also includes a new set of contemporary essays with a supporting timeline, and an introduction by Clive Bloom providing an outline of the genre and situating it in its social and cultural context.

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Gothic Horror is the essential guide to the literature of terror. This completely revised new edition provides a comprehensive historical primer of essential gothic criticism from its origins in the eighteenth century through Frankenstein and Dracula to the worlds of Hannibal Lecter and Alien Invasion. The volume also includes a new se...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:311 pages, 8.4 × 5.4 × 0.7 inPublished:June 1, 2007Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230001785

ISBN - 13:9780230001787

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements * Chronology of Significant Landmarks in Horror and Gothic Fiction * Preface to the Second Edition * PART 1: GOTHIC WHISPERS * Extract from Of the Sublime--E.Burke * The Castle of Otranto, Preface to 1764 edition--H.Walpole * The Castle of Otranto, Preface to second edition--H.Walpole * Advertisement to The Monk--M.Lewis * Extract from On 'The Monk'--S.T.Coleridge * Extract from The Italian--A.Radcliffe * Extract from Discourse 1: 'Gothick'--J.Reynolds * Frankenstein, Preface to 1817 edition--M.Shelley * Frankenstein, Preface to 1831 edition--M.Shelley * Remarks on Frankenstein: or the Modern Prometheus--W.Scott * Extracts from Northanger Abbey--J.Austen * Melmoth, the Wanderer, Preface to 1820 edition--C.Maturin * On the Supernatural in Poetry--A.Radcliffe * PART 2: HORROR THE SOUL OF THE PLOT * Extract from The Man of the Crowd--E.A.Poe * Extract from The Imp of the Perverse--E.A.Poe * The Philosophy of Composition--E.A.Poe * Extract from Eureka--E.A.Poe * Extract from Marginalia--E.A.Poe * Preface to The House of the Seven Gables--N.Hawthorne * Extract from The Renaissance--W.Pater * Extract from Nightmare - Touch--L.Hearn * An Autobiographical Postscript--E.Wharton * PART 3: IN THE DARK * Extract from The Uncanny--S.Freud * On Algernon Blackwood--H.Belloc * Preface to The Collected Ghost Stories--M.R.James * Extract from The Supernatural in Literature--H.P.Lovecraft * Extract from The Vampire in Literature--M.Summers * I Like Playing Dracula--B.Lugosi * Author's Note from The Devil Rides Out--D.Wheatley * Gothic Hangover--E.S.Turner * PART 4: FEARMAKERS * On Horror Writers--R.Bloch * Dracula, Frankenstein, Sons and Co.--K.Amis * Symposium on H.P. Lovecraft--Los Angeles Science Fiction Society * Extract from Interview for Playboy--S.King * Extract from An Evening at Billericay Public Library--S.King * On Stephen King--W.Strieber * On Horror and Subversion--C.Barker * PART 5: CONTEMPORARY SHIVERS * Terrorism and the Gothic--D.Punter * Extract from The Fantastic--T.Todorov * Monster Culture (Seven Theses)--J.J.Cohen * Extract from Freakery--R.G.Thomson * The Body of Frankenstein's Monster--C.Helman * Narrative Structure, Liminality, Self Similarity: The Case of Gothic Fiction--M.Aguire * Good Taste? Liminality and the Gothic in Thomas Harris's Hannibal Lecter Novels--P.Messent * Horror Narratives--L.Talairach-Vielmas * African American and Afro Caribbean Women's Horror as Contemporary Cultural Critique--G.Wisker * All Dark Inside: Zombies and Detectives--C.Bloom * Further Reading * Index