Horrors: Great Stories of Fear and Their Creators

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McFarland, Aug 13, 2010 - Literary Criticism - 192 pages
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That notorious evening at Villa Diodati when Lord Byron challenged his contemporaries to write a ghost story, his summons brought forth a mad doctor intent on reanimation and a vampire drunk with bloodlust. The night modern horror was born was notoriously dark and stormy, as were the lives of those who wrote the most fearsome—yet beloved—tales in literature, for those so gifted were also cursed. Horrors, a graphic novel, reveals in gruesome detail how Mary Wollstonecraft, Bram Stoker, Edgar Allan Poe and other masters of the genre were haunted by their monstrous creations.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Frankenstein
9
The Vampyre
69
Death of the Diodati
91
Beowulf
105
Shakespeare
117
The Rise of the Gothic Novel
123
Poe
127
Dracula
137
Conclusion
173
Afterword
183
Copyright

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Rocky Wood is the Bram Stoker Award–winning author of many books about Stephen King. He is president of the Horror Writers Association and lives in Victoria, Australia. Glenn Chadbourne is a freelance artist who specializes in the horror/dark fantasy genre. His trademark pen and ink illustrations have enhanced the work of some of today’s hottest authors, including Stephen King’s The Secretary Of Dreams. He lives in Newcastle, Maine with his wife Sheila and their pug dog Rocket.

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