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Stephen Kingäó»s Modern Macabre

Stephen Kingäó»s Modern Macabre

Author: Patrick McAleer

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476617459

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 220

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As Stephen King has continued to publish numerous works beyond one of the many high points of his career, in the 1980s, scholarship has not always kept up with his output. This volume presents 13 essays (12 brand new) on many of King’s recent writings that have not received the critical attention of his earlier works. This collection is grouped into three categories—“King in the World Around Us,” “Spotlight on The Dark Tower” and “Writing into the Millennium”; each examines an aspect of King’s contemporary canon that has yet to be analyzed.

The Palgrave Handbook of Steam Age Gothic

The Palgrave Handbook of Steam Age Gothic

Author: Clive Bloom

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030408664

Category: Social Science

Page: 867

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By the early 1830s the old school of Gothic literature was exhausted. Late Romanticism, emphasising as it did the uncertainties of personality and imagination, gave it a new lease of life. Gothic—the literature of disturbance and uncertainty—now produced works that reflected domestic fears, sexual crimes, drug filled hallucinations, the terrible secrets of middle class marriage, imperial horror at alien invasion, occult demonism and the insanity of psychopaths. It was from the 1830s onwards that the old gothic castle gave way to the country house drawing room, the dungeon was displaced by the sewers of the city and the villains of early novels became the familiar figures of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, Dracula, Dorian Grey and Jack the Ripper. After the death of Prince Albert (1861), the Gothic became darker, more morbid, obsessed with demonic lovers, blood sucking ghouls, blood stained murderers and deranged doctors. Whilst the gothic architecture of the Houses of Parliament and the new Puginesque churches upheld a Victorian ideal of sobriety, Christianity and imperial destiny, Gothic literature filed these new spaces with a dread that spread like a plague to America, France, Germany and even Russia. From 1830 to 1914, the period covered by this volume, we saw the emergence of the greats of Gothic literature and the supernatural from Edgar Allan Poe to Emily Bronte, from Sheridan Le Fanu to Bram Stoker and Robert Louis Stevenson. Contributors also examine the fin-de-siècle dreamers of decadence such as Arthur Machen, M P Shiel and Vernon Lee and their obsession with the occult, folklore, spiritualism, revenants, ghostly apparitions and cosmic annihilation. This volume explores the period through the prism of architectural history, urban studies, feminism, 'hauntology' and much more. 'Horror', as Poe teaches us, 'is the soul of the plot'.

Icons of Horror and the Supernatural

Icons of Horror and the Supernatural

Author: S. T. Joshi

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313337819

Category: Horror films

Page: 796

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Offers entries on 24 of the significant archetypes of horror and the supernatural, from the classical epics of Homer to the novels of Stephen King.

Image and Power

Image and Power

Author: Sarah Sceats

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317890652

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 222

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Image and Power is an important work of literary and cultural criticism. This collection of essays focuses on some of the major issues addressed by women's writing in the twentieth century, concerning genre, subjectivity and social and cultural expectations, issues which in the past have been regarded from an essentially male perspective. The text introduces women writers whose novels have been widely read and provides an important contribution to the debate about women in literature.

The Penguin Book of Ghost Stories

The Penguin Book of Ghost Stories

Author: Michael Newton

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141943817

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

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This terrifying selection of ghost stories brings together the very best classic works from the masters of the supernatural Phantom coaches, evil familiars, shadowy houses, spectral children and mysterious doppelgangers haunt these tales. They range from the famous, such as M. R. James's tale of an ancient curse, 'Oh, Whistle, and I'll Come To You, My Lad' and W. W. Jacobs's story of gruesome wish-fulfilment, 'The Monkey's Paw', to lesser-known masterpieces: Robert Louis Stevenson's 'Thrawn Janet', telling of a parish priest tormented for life by his encounter with the undead; Charles Dickens's unsettling account of a railway signal-man and an ominous portent; and Edward Bulwer Lytton's 'The Haunted and the Haunters', where a cursed house harbours a diabolical secret. Michael Newton's introduction discusses why ghost stories scare us and why they flourished from the mid-nineteenth to early-twentieth century, examining their changing conventions throughout history. This edition also includes further reading, notes, a glossary and a chronology. Edited with an introduction and notes by Michael Newton

Victorian Britain

Victorian Britain

Author: Sally Mitchell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780415668514

Category: History

Page: 986

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First published in 1988, this encyclopedia serves as an overview and point of entry to the complex interdisciplinary field of Victorian studies. The signed articles, which cover persons, events, institutions, topics, groups and artefacts in Great Britain between 1837 and 1901, have been written by authorities in the field and contain bibliographies to provide guidelines for further research. The work is intended for undergraduates and the general reader, and also as a starting point for graduates who wish to explore new fields.

Victorian Britain (Routledge Revivals)

Victorian Britain (Routledge Revivals)

Author: Sally Mitchell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136716171

Category: History

Page: 1012

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First published in 1988, this encyclopedia serves as an overview and point of entry to the complex interdisciplinary field of Victorian studies. The signed articles, which cover persons, events, institutions, topics, groups and artefacts in Great Britain between 1837 and 1901, have been written by authorities in the field and contain bibliographies to provide guidelines for further research. The work is intended for undergraduates and the general reader, and also as a starting point for graduates who wish to explore new fields.

Gothic: Nineteenth-century Gothic : at home with the vampire

Gothic: Nineteenth-century Gothic : at home with the vampire

Author: Fred Botting

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 041525115X

Category: Gothic revival (Literature)

Page: 346

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This collection brings together key writings which convey the breadth of what is understood to be Gothic, and the ways in which it has produced, reinforced, and undermined received ideas about literature and culture. In addition to its interests in the late eighteenth-century origins of the form, this collection anthologizes path-breaking essays on most aspects of gothic production, including some of its nineteenth, twentieth and twenty-first century manifestations across a broad range of cultural media.

Speaking Spirits

Speaking Spirits

Author: Sherry Roush

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9781442650404

Category: History

Page: 263

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In Speaking Spirits, Sherry Roush presents the first systematic study of early modern Italian eidolopoeia.

A Study Guide for Joan Aiken's "Sonata for Harp and Bicycle"

A Study Guide for Joan Aiken's

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781410358547

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 19

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A Study Guide for Joan Aiken's "Sonata for Harp and Bicycle," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Short Stories for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Short Stories for Students for all of your research needs.

Encyclopedia of the Vampire: The Living Dead in Myth, Legend, and Popular Culture

Encyclopedia of the Vampire: The Living Dead in Myth, Legend, and Popular Culture

Author: S. T. Joshi

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: 9780313378348

Category: Social Science

Page: 453

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An exhaustive work covering the full range of topics relating to vampires, including literature, film and television, and folklore. • Nearly 240 A–Z entries on all aspects of vampirism • Photographs and illustrations of vampire films, television shows, and other matters relating to vampires • Brief bibliographies referring the reader to secondary sources on individual entries • A general bibliography of scholarship on vampires