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The Resource Gothic horror : a guide for students and readers, edited by Clive Bloom

Gothic horror : a guide for students and readers, edited by Clive Bloom

Label
Gothic horror : a guide for students and readers
Title
Gothic horror
Title remainder
a guide for students and readers
Statement of responsibility
edited by Clive Bloom
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Horror fiction is as popular now as it was when Edgar Allan Poe reinvented the gothic genre in the 1840s, and in the late twentieth century Stephen King is the most read American author ever. This anthology presents classic and contemporary accounts of modern gothic horror writing from Edgar Allan Poe, H.P. Lovecraft, Robert Bloch, Stephen King, Clive Barker and many other authors, as well as essays from current literary scholars, providing an essential guide to the genre and the variety of approaches possible when discussing the literature of terror
Cataloging source
UKM
Dewey number
  • 823.0872909
  • 813.0872
Index
index present
LC call number
PS374.G68
LC item number
G68 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Bloom, Clive
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Horror tales, American
  • Horror tales, English
  • Horror tales
  • Gothic revival (Literature)
  • Gothic revival (Literature)
  • Horror tales
  • Gothic revival (Literature)
Label
Gothic horror : a guide for students and readers, edited by Clive Bloom
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "Extend[s] its reach back into the roots of the gothic movement ... [and] provide[s] a further selection that augments and occasionally replaces the extracts previously selected, to give a wider and deeper historical perspective ... [and includes] the scholarship surrounding Frankenstein"--Page xxi
  • Previous edition: Basingstoke: Macmillan, 1998
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Chronology of significant landmarks in horror and gothic fiction -- Preface to the second edition -- Introduction: death's own backyard / by Clive Bloom -- 1. Gothic whispers -- Extract from 'Of the sublime' / Edmund Burke -- The castle of Otranto, preface to 1764 edition / Horace Walpole -- The castle of Otranto, preface to the second edition / Horace Walpole -- Advertisement for The monk / Matthew Lewis -- Extract from 'On the monk' / Samuel Taylor Coleridge -- Extract from 'The Italian' / Ann Radcliffe -- Extract from Discourse 1: 'Gothick' / Joshua Reynolds -- Frankenstein, preface to 1818 ed. / Mary Shelley -- Frankenstein, preface to 1831 edition / Mary Shelley -- 'Remarks on Frankenstein: or, the modern Prometheus' / Sir Walter Scott -- Extract from Northanger abbey / Jane Austen -- Extract from Nightmare abbey / Thomas Love Peacock -- Melmoth, the wanderer, preface to the 1820 ed. / Charles Maturin -- 'On the supernatural in poetry' / Ann Radcliffe -- 2. Horror the soul of the plot -- Extract from 'The man of the crowd' / Edgar Allan Poe -- Extract from 'The imp of the perverse' / Edgar Allan Poe -- 'The philosophy of composition' / Edgar Allan Poe -- Extract from Eureka / Edgar Allan Poe -- Extract from 'Marginalia' / Edgar Allan Poe -- Preface to The house of the seven gables / Nathaniel Hawthorne -- Extract from The Renaissance / Walter Pater -- Extract from 'Nightmare-touch' / Lafcadio Hearn -- 'An autobiographical postscript' / Edith Wharton -- 3. In the dark -- Extract from 'The uncanny' / Sigmund Freud -- 'On Algernon Blackwood' / Hilaire 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 / Montague Summers -- 'I like playing Dracula' / Bela Lugosi -- Author's note from The devil rides out / Dennis Wheatley -- 'Gothic hangover' / E.S. Turner -- 4. Fear makers -- 'On horror writers' / Robert Bloch -- 'Dracula, Frankenstein, Sons and Co.' / Kingsley Amis -- Symposium on H.P. Lovecraft / Los Angeles Science Fiction Society -- Extract from an interview for Playboy / Stephen King -- Extract from 'An evening at Billerica Public Library' / Stephen King -- 'On Stephen King' / Whitley Strieber -- 'On horror and subversion' / Clive Barker -- 5. Contemporary shivers -- 'Terrorism and the Gothic' / David Punter -- Extract from The fantactic / Tzvetan Todorov -- 'Monster culture (seven theses)' / Jeffrey Jerome Cohen -- Extract from Freakery / Rosemarie Garland Thomson -- The body of Frankenstein's monster / Cecil Helman -- 'Narrative structure, liminality, self-similarity: the case of Gothic fiction' / Manuel Aguirre -- 'Victorian horror narratives' / Laurence Talairach-Vielmas -- 'African-American and Afro-Caribbean women's horror as contemporary cultural critique' / Gina Wisker -- 'All dark inside: zombies and detectives' / Clive Bloom -- Epilogue: further thoughts on the Gothic -- Further reading -- Index
Control code
ocm77795561
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
2nd ed.
Extent
xxii, 311 pages
Isbn
9780230001787
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)77795561
Label
Gothic horror : a guide for students and readers, edited by Clive Bloom
Publication
Note
  • "Extend[s] its reach back into the roots of the gothic movement ... [and] provide[s] a further selection that augments and occasionally replaces the extracts previously selected, to give a wider and deeper historical perspective ... [and includes] the scholarship surrounding Frankenstein"--Page xxi
  • Previous edition: Basingstoke: Macmillan, 1998
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Chronology of significant landmarks in horror and gothic fiction -- Preface to the second edition -- Introduction: death's own backyard / by Clive Bloom -- 1. Gothic whispers -- Extract from 'Of the sublime' / Edmund Burke -- The castle of Otranto, preface to 1764 edition / Horace Walpole -- The castle of Otranto, preface to the second edition / Horace Walpole -- Advertisement for The monk / Matthew Lewis -- Extract from 'On the monk' / Samuel Taylor Coleridge -- Extract from 'The Italian' / Ann Radcliffe -- Extract from Discourse 1: 'Gothick' / Joshua Reynolds -- Frankenstein, preface to 1818 ed. / Mary Shelley -- Frankenstein, preface to 1831 edition / Mary Shelley -- 'Remarks on Frankenstein: or, the modern Prometheus' / Sir Walter Scott -- Extract from Northanger abbey / Jane Austen -- Extract from Nightmare abbey / Thomas Love Peacock -- Melmoth, the wanderer, preface to the 1820 ed. / Charles Maturin -- 'On the supernatural in poetry' / Ann Radcliffe -- 2. Horror the soul of the plot -- Extract from 'The man of the crowd' / Edgar Allan Poe -- Extract from 'The imp of the perverse' / Edgar Allan Poe -- 'The philosophy of composition' / Edgar Allan Poe -- Extract from Eureka / Edgar Allan Poe -- Extract from 'Marginalia' / Edgar Allan Poe -- Preface to The house of the seven gables / Nathaniel Hawthorne -- Extract from The Renaissance / Walter Pater -- Extract from 'Nightmare-touch' / Lafcadio Hearn -- 'An autobiographical postscript' / Edith Wharton -- 3. In the dark -- Extract from 'The uncanny' / Sigmund Freud -- 'On Algernon Blackwood' / Hilaire 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 / Montague Summers -- 'I like playing Dracula' / Bela Lugosi -- Author's note from The devil rides out / Dennis Wheatley -- 'Gothic hangover' / E.S. Turner -- 4. Fear makers -- 'On horror writers' / Robert Bloch -- 'Dracula, Frankenstein, Sons and Co.' / Kingsley Amis -- Symposium on H.P. Lovecraft / Los Angeles Science Fiction Society -- Extract from an interview for Playboy / Stephen King -- Extract from 'An evening at Billerica Public Library' / Stephen King -- 'On Stephen King' / Whitley Strieber -- 'On horror and subversion' / Clive Barker -- 5. Contemporary shivers -- 'Terrorism and the Gothic' / David Punter -- Extract from The fantactic / Tzvetan Todorov -- 'Monster culture (seven theses)' / Jeffrey Jerome Cohen -- Extract from Freakery / Rosemarie Garland Thomson -- The body of Frankenstein's monster / Cecil Helman -- 'Narrative structure, liminality, self-similarity: the case of Gothic fiction' / Manuel Aguirre -- 'Victorian horror narratives' / Laurence Talairach-Vielmas -- 'African-American and Afro-Caribbean women's horror as contemporary cultural critique' / Gina Wisker -- 'All dark inside: zombies and detectives' / Clive Bloom -- Epilogue: further thoughts on the Gothic -- Further reading -- Index
Control code
ocm77795561
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
2nd ed.
Extent
xxii, 311 pages
Isbn
9780230001787
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)77795561

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