Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 October 2014

544 Pages

8.5 x 5.3 inches

ISBN: 9780199685431

Bookseller Code (02)

Horror Stories

Classic Tales from Hoffmann to Hodgson

Edited by Darryl Jones

  • A unique and wide-ranging anthology of 29 tales of horror fiction from the Victorian and Edwardian periods that embraces the diversity of the developing genre to showcase its terrifying achievements.
  • Includes all horror types from supernatural tales and ghost stories to scientific horror and mad doctor tales, to psychological horror and colonial horror.
  • The first anthology of 19th century horror underpinned by scholarly research, sourcing stories, wherever possible, back to their original published versions.
  • Includes writers from the British, Irish, European, and American traditions.
  • Lively and accessible Introduction discusses horror's appeal and often controversial nature, its particular attraction to nineteenth-century writers and readers as a way of articulating cultural preoccupations and anxieties, and the importance of the periodical market to the history of the genre.
  • Comprehensive notes include brief accounts of the writers' lives and careers, full chronology, and select bibliography that includes classic critical works and the latest scholarship in the field.

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