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Title Horror stories : classic tales from Hoffmann to Hodgson / edited with an introduction and notes by Darryl Jones.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2014.
Location Call No. Status
 95th Street Adult Fiction  F HORROR    AVAILABLE
 Nichols Adult Fiction  F HORROR    DUE 10-19-19
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Description xlii, 510 pages ; 23 cm
Note Includes chronology and explanatory notes.
Summary The modern horror story grew and developed across the nineteenth century, embracing categories as diverse as ghost stories, supernatural and psychological horror, medical and scientific horrors, colonial horror, and tales of mystery and premonition. This anthology brings together 29 of the greatest horror stories of the period from 1816 to 1912, from the British, Irish, American, and European traditions. It ranges widely across the sub-genres to encompass authors whose terror-inducing powers remain unsurpassed. The book includes stories by some of the best writers of the century-- Hoffmann, Poe, Balzac, Dickens, Hawthorne, Melville, Zola--as well as established genre classics such as M. R. James, Arthur Machen, Bram Stoker, Algernon Blackwood, Charlotte Perkins Gilman and others. It includes rare and little known pieces by writers such as William Maginn, Francis Marion Crawford, W. F. Harvey, and William Hope Hodgson, and shows the important role played by periodicals in popularizing the horror story. Wherever possible stories are reprinted in their first published form, with background information about their authors and helpful, contextualizing annotation. Darryl Jones's lively introduction discusses horror's literary evolution and its articulation of cultural preoccupations and anxieties. These are stories guaranteed to freeze the blood, revolt the senses, and keep you awake at night: prepare to be terrified!
Contents The sandman / E. T. A. Hoffmann -- The man in the bell / William Maginn -- George Dobson's expedition to hell / James Hogg -- La grande bretêche / Honré de Balzac -- Berenice- a tale / Edgar Allan Poe -- Strange event in the life of Schalken the painter / Sheridan Le Fanu -- The birth-mark / Nathaniel Hawthorne -- The Tartarus of Maids / Herman Melville -- What was it? / Fitz-James O'Brien -- No. 1 Branch line: The signal-man / Charles Dickens -- The death of Olivier Bécaille / Émile Zola -- The Vivisector vivisected / Ronald Ross -- The body-snatcher / Robert Louis Stevenson -- The mark of the beast / Rudyard Kipling -- Chickamauga / Ambrose Bierce -- The yellow wall paper / Charlotte Perkins Gilman -- The case of Lady Sannox / Arthur Conan Doyle -- The squaw / Bram Stoker -- The repairer of reputations / Robert W. Chambers -- Novel of the white powder / Arthur Machen -- The adventure of Lady Wishaw's hand / Richard Marsh -- The monkey's paw / W. W. Jacobs -- Luella Miller / Mary E. Wilkins Freeman -- Count Magnus / M. R. James -- For the blood is the life / Francis Marion Crawford -- The Wendigo / Algernon Blackwood -- August heat / W. F. Harvey -- The room in the tower / E. F. Benson -- The derelict / William Hope Hodgson.
Subject Horror tales, English -- Fiction.
Genre Horror fiction.
Added Author Jones, Darryl, 1967- editor.
ISBN 9780199685431
0199685436
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