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Horror stories : classic tales from Hoffmann to Hodgson

Author: Darryl Jones
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Horror fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Darryl Jones
ISBN: 9780199685431 0199685436
OCLC Number: 875741826
Notes: Includes chronology and explanatory notes.
Description: xlii, 510 pages ; 23 cm
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.
Responsibility: edited with an introduction and notes by Darryl Jones.
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