Journals Higher Education

Horror Stories

Classic Tales from Hoffmann to Hodgson

Edited by Darryl Jones

Oxford World's Classics

  • A unique and wide-ranging anthology of horror fiction from the Victorian and Edwardian periods, that embraces the diversity of the genre to showcase its terrifying achievements.
  • Includes all horror types -- from supernatural tales and ghost stories, to scientific, psychological, and colonial horror--and writers from the British, Irish, European, and American traditions.
  • A 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.
  • Includes comprehensive notes with brief accounts of the writers' lives and careers, full chronology, and select bibliography.