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Macmillan Higher Education

Gothic Horror

A Guide for Students and Readers

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Hardcover - 9780230001770

15 June 2007

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15 June 2007

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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...

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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 material.

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Clive Bloom is one of the leading voices in Gothic Studies
The first edition was critically acclaimed, and a runner up for both the International Horror Guild Award and the Bram Stoker Award
The second edition includes new material on the early gothic and a fresh set of contemporary essays

Acknowledgements
Chronology of Significant Landmarks in Horror and Gothic Fiction
Preface to the Second Edition
Introduction
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
Extract from Northanger Abbey; J.Austen
Extract from Nightmare Abbey; T.L.Peacock
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, Frankenstine, 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.Aguirre
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
Epilogue: Further Thoughts on the Gothic
Further Reading
Index
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CLIVE BLOOM is Emeritus Professor, Middlesex University, UK. He is the author and editor of many works on popular culture, cultural history and literary criticism.

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

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