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Book Synopsis The Oxford Book of English Ghost Stories by : Michael Cox
Download or read book The Oxford Book of English Ghost Stories written by Michael Cox and published by Oxford University Press, USA. This book was released on 1989 with total page 540 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This selection of forty-two stories written between 1829 and 1968 is the first to present the full range and vitality of the English tradition of literary ghost fiction. Fully satisfying what Virginia Woolf called 'the strange human craving for the pleasure of being afraid', it demonstratesthe traditions historical development as well as its major themes, and characteristics. The fictional ghost story is dominated by English authors, from J. S. Le Fanu and M. R. James to Walter de la Mare and Robert Aickman, and by American authors, such as Edith Wharton, writing in the English tradition. As the editors stress in their informative introduction, a good ghost story,though it may raise many profound questions about life and death, entertains as much as it unsettles us. Featuring such authors as Algernon Blackwood, H. Russell Wakefield, Henry James, and Elizabeth Bowen, this anthology combines a serious literary purpose with the plain intention of arousingpleasing fear at the doings of the dead.
Book Synopsis The Oxford Book of Victorian Ghost Stories by : Michael Cox
Download or read book The Oxford Book of Victorian Ghost Stories written by Michael Cox and published by Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2003 with total page 521 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Collection of thirty-five English ghost stories written during the Victorian Era.
Book Synopsis The Oxford Book of Australian Ghost Stories by : Ken Gelder
Download or read book The Oxford Book of Australian Ghost Stories written by Ken Gelder and published by Oxford University Press, USA. This book was released on 1994 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Three phantoms wander the desert; a ghostly lover claims his bride at an outback station; a dead man appears beside a blood-red waterhole; a jackaroo witnesses a ghostly struggle; a frightful monster haunts the Nullarbor Plain. This anthology of Australian ghost stories - from the 1850s to the present - draws together a neglected but striking genre of fiction that works to remind those who recently settled this country how unsettled it actually is. New arrivals stumble across empty houses with ghostly occupants; lonely bushmen fantasise about ghostly women; Aborigines tell of bunyips, bugeens and 'living ghosts'; the bush is full of beckoning spectral images; and Death himself is seen prowling the streets. In these stories Australia becomes the 'down-underworld', a place where the departed will inevitably be resurrected in time, and where the dead continue to make their presence felt.
Book Synopsis Edinburgh Companion to the Short Story in English by : Paul Delaney
Download or read book Edinburgh Companion to the Short Story in English written by Paul Delaney and published by Edinburgh University Press. This book was released on 2018-02-01 with total page 392 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Provides a clear introduction to the key terms and frameworks in cognitive poetics and stylistics
Book Synopsis The Routledge Handbook to the Ghost Story by : Scott Brewster
Download or read book The Routledge Handbook to the Ghost Story written by Scott Brewster and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2017-11-14 with total page 488 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Handbook to the Ghost Story sets out to survey and significantly extend a new field of criticism which has been taking shape over recent years, centring on the ghost story and bringing together a vast range of interpretive methods and theoretical perspectives. The main task of the volume is to properly situate the genre within historical and contemporary literary cultures across the globe, and to explore its significance within wider literary contexts as well as those of the supernatural. The Handbook offers the most significant contribution to this new critical field to date, assembling some of its leading scholars to examine the key contexts and issues required for understanding the emergence and development of the ghost story.
Book Synopsis Ghost Stories by British and American Women by : Lynette Carpenter
Download or read book Ghost Stories by British and American Women written by Lynette Carpenter and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2015-01-28 with total page 232 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Book Synopsis A History of the Modern British Ghost Story by : S. Hay
Download or read book A History of the Modern British Ghost Story written by S. Hay and published by Springer. This book was released on 2011-10-27 with total page 253 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Ghost stories are always in conversation with novelistic modes with which they are contemporary. This book examines examples from Sir Walter Scott, Charles Dickens, Henry James and Rudyard Kipling, amongst others, to the end of the twentieth century, looking at how they address empire, class, property, history and trauma.
Book Synopsis Oxford Bookworms Library: Stage 5: Ghost Stories by : Rosemary Border
Download or read book Oxford Bookworms Library: Stage 5: Ghost Stories written by Rosemary Border and published by OUP Oxford. This book was released on 2007-12-06 with total page 112 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Word count 22,720 Bestseller
Book Synopsis The Childrenäó»s Ghost Story in America by : Sean Ferrier-Watson
Download or read book The Childrenäó»s Ghost Story in America written by Sean Ferrier-Watson and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2017-04-07 with total page 204 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Ghost stories have played a prominent role in childhood. Circulated around playgrounds and whispered in slumber parties, their history in American literature is little known and seldom discussed by scholars. This book explores the fascinating origins and development of these tales, focusing on the social and historical factors that shaped them and gave birth to the genre. Ghost stories have existed for centuries but have been published specifically for children for only about 200 years. Early on, supernatural ghost stories were rare—authors and publishers, fearing they might adversely affect young minds, presented stories in which the ghost was always revealed as a fraud. These tales dominated children’s publishing in the 19th century but the 20th century saw a change in perspective and the supernatural ghost story flourished.
Book Synopsis The Oxford Companion to English Literature by : Dinah Birch
Download or read book The Oxford Companion to English Literature written by Dinah Birch and published by OUP Oxford. This book was released on 2009-09-24 with total page 1184 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Oxford Companion to English Literature has long been established as the leading reference resource for students, teachers, scholars, and general readers of English literature. It provides unrivalled coverage of all aspects of English literature - from writers, their works, and the historical and cultural context in which they wrote, to critics, literary theory, and allusions. For the seventh edition, the Companion has been thoroughly revised and updated to meet the needs and concerns of today's students and general readers. Over 1,000 new entries have been added, ranging from new writers - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Patrick Marber, David Mitchell, Arundhati Roy - to increased coverage of writers and literary movements from around the world. Coverage of American literature has been substantially increased, with new entries on writers such as Cormac McCarthy and Amy Tan and on movements and publications. Contextual and historical coverage has also been expanded, with new entries on European history and culture, post-colonial literature, as well as writers and literary movements from around the world that have influenced English literature. The Companion has always been a quick and dependable source of reference for students, and the new edition confirms its pre-eminent role as the go-to resource of first choice. All entries have been reviewed, and details of new works, biographies, and criticism have been brought right up to date. So also has coverage of the themes, approaches and concepts encountered by students today, from terms to articles on literary theory and theorists. There is increased coverage of writers from around the world, as well as from Ireland, Scotland, and Wales, and of contextual topics, including film and television, music, and art. Cross-referencing has been thoroughly updated, with stronger linking from writers to thematic and conceptual entries. Meanwhile coverage of popular genres such as children's literature, science fiction, biography, reportage, crime fiction, fantasy or travel literature has been increased substantially, with new entries on writers from Philip Pullman to Anne Frank and from Anais Nin to Douglas Adams. The seventh edition of this classic Companion - now under the editorship of Dinah Birch, assisted by a team of 28 distinguished associate editors, and over 150 contributors - ensures that it retains its status as the most authoritative, informative, and accessible guide to literature available.
Book Synopsis The ghost story 1840–1920 by : Andrew Smith
Download or read book The ghost story 1840–1920 written by Andrew Smith and published by Manchester University Press. This book was released on 2013-01-18 with total page 216 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The ghost story 1840-1920: A cultural history examines the British ghost story within the political contexts of the long nineteenth century. By relating the ghost story to economic, national, colonial and gendered contexts' it provides a critical re-evaluation of the period. The conjuring of a political discourse of spectrality during the nineteenth century enables a culturally sensitive reconsideration of the work of writers including Dickens, Collins, Charlotte Riddell, Vernon Lee, May Sinclair, Kipling, Le Fanu, Henry James and M.R. James. Additionally, a chapter on the interpretation of spirit messages reveals how issues relating to textual analysis were implicated within a language of the spectral. This book is the first full-length study of the British ghost story in over 30 years and it will be of interest to academics, graduate students and advanced undergraduates working on the Gothic, literary studies, historical studies, critical theory and cultural studies.
Book Synopsis The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 21 by : Stephen Jones
Download or read book The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 21 written by Stephen Jones and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2010-10-28 with total page 512 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The year's best, and darkest, tales of terror, showcasing the most outstanding new short stories and novellas by both contemporary masters of the macabre and exciting newcomers. As ever, this acclaimed anthology also offers the most comprehensive annual overview of horror around the world in all its incarnations; a comprehensive necrology of famous names; and a list of indispensable contact addresses for the dedicated horror fan and writer alike. The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror remains the world's leading annual anthology dedicated solely to presenting the best in contemporary horror fiction. Praise for Stephen Jones: 'The best horror anthologist in the business is, of course, Stephen Jones, whose Mammoth Book of Best New Horror is one of the major bargains of this as of any other year.' Roz Kavaney 'An essential volume for horror readers.' Locus 'Stephen Jones . . . has a better sense of the genre than almost anyone in this country.' Lisa Tuttle, The Times Books
Book Synopsis The Cambridge Companion to the English Short Story by : Ann-Marie Einhaus
Download or read book The Cambridge Companion to the English Short Story written by Ann-Marie Einhaus and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2016-06-06 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This Companion provides an accessible overview of short fiction by writers from England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales, and other international sites. A collection of international experts examine the development of the short story in a variety of contexts from the early nineteenth century to the present. They consider how dramatic changes in the publishing landscape during this period - such as the rise of the fiction magazine and the emergence of new opportunities in online and electronic publishing - influenced the form, covering subgenres from detective fiction to flash fiction. Drawing on a wealth of critical scholarship to place the short story in the English literary tradition, this volume will be an invaluable guide for students of the short story in English.
Book Synopsis The Supernatural Index by : Michael Ashley
Download or read book The Supernatural Index written by Michael Ashley and published by Greenwood Publishing Group. This book was released on 1995 with total page 958 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Indexes story collections by editor, book title, author, and story title
Book Synopsis Writing and Fantasy by : Ceri Sullivan
Download or read book Writing and Fantasy written by Ceri Sullivan and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2014-06-11 with total page 312 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Writing and Fantasy brings together essays which restore a sense of the fantastic as a political response to cultural opportunities and pressures. It moves on from two conventional fields of discussion: the psychoanalytic, where phantasies are produced by the emergence of the consciousness, and the social, where fantasies are the production of nineteenth-century individualism. Chapters run from the classical period to the twentieth century, each focusing on a local reading of how fantasy acts as a strategy to contain or exploit specific historical and cultural moments. A wide variety of sites are investigated including the feminization of the wild west, originary and maternal spaces, highwaywomen, financial credit, and the ideal home. Multiple genres containing fantasy are explored, ranging from ghost stories to feminist utopias. Aids to the reader include an introduction summarising recent discussions of fantasy, illustrations dealing with visual fantasies, and an annotated bibliography. The new research presented here will be of great interest to academics and students in literature, history and cultural studies departments who are working in the field of the historical development of concepts of fantasy, cultural opposition, and the imbrication of politics and modes of representation.
Book Synopsis Casting the Runes and Other Ghost Stories by : M. R. James
Download or read book Casting the Runes and Other Ghost Stories written by M. R. James and published by OUP Oxford. This book was released on 1998-10-15 with total page 693 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This selection of 21 stories represents the best of James's work, and includes three stories which are not in the Collected Edition. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
Book Synopsis The Oxford Book of Christmas Stories by : Dennis Pepper
Download or read book The Oxford Book of Christmas Stories written by Dennis Pepper and published by Oxford University Press, USA. This book was released on 1999 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A treasury of stories for the Christmas season features tales about traditional holiday characters and customs, the story of the birth of Christ, works by noted authors, and stories written specifically for this collection