Horror Fiction: An Introduction

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A&C Black, Jul 13, 2005 - Literary Criticism - 294 pages
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This is a series of introductory books about different types of writing. One strand of the series focuses on genres such asScience Fiction, Horror, Romance, and Crime, and the other focuses on movements or styles often associated with historicaland cultural locations Postcolonial, Native American, Scottish, Irish, American Gothic.Authors covered in this volume includeWilliam Peter Blatty, Ira Levine, BramStoker, Shirley Jackson, Angela Carter,Mary Shelley, Stephen King, Anne Rice,and Washington Irving.
 

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Contents

What Is Horror Fiction?
1
Timeline
15
The Best and the Best Known
39
Major Themes Movements and Issues
145
Key Terms
217
Key Questions
251
Index
289
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Gina Wisker is Head of the Centre for Learning and Teaching and Professor of Higher Education and Contemporary Literature at the University of Brighton where she teaches literature and manages educational development. Gina researches and writes on postcolonial, contemporary and genre fictions and specialises in contemporary women's writing.

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