The Supernatural Index: A Listing of Fantasy, Supernatural, Occult, Weird, and Horror Anthologies

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Greenwood Publishing Group, 1995 - Literary Criticism - 933 pages
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The Supernatural Index is the first index to all known anthologies of supernatural, fantasy, and weird fiction. It covers over 2,100 such books, indexing each volume by contents, author, and title. Books range from 1813 to date and therefore provide a complete history of the horror fiction field. Birth and death dates, along with pseudonyms, are provided for more than 7,700 authors; and for all the rougly 21,300 stories, every attempt has been made to provide original publication details.

Supernatural fiction continues to be of interest to modern readers, though many of the most frequently anthologized ghost stories were written during the Victorian era. Because so much supernatural fiction has been published as short stories, anthologies have long been a useful means of bringing supernatural literature to the readers. This reference is the first index to all known anthologies of supernatural, fantasy, and weird fiction.

Included are entries for more than 2,100 anthologies from 1813 to the present. Many of these anthologies have never been listed previously in bibliographies, and the volume even includes citations for rare Victorian works. Entries provide original publication sources for reprinted stories, including many from obscure magazines not previously indexed. The book also provides birth and death dates and pseudonyms for more than 7,700 authors of supernatural fiction. Citations may be accessed by editor, author, book title, or story title. Also included is a listing of the contents of each anthology.


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Page 4 - GHOST STORIES : collected with a particular View to counteract the vulgar belief in GHOSTS and APPARITIONS, and to promote a rational estimate of the Nature of Phenomena commonly considered as supernatural.
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About the author (1995)

MIKE ASHLEY is a researcher and bibliographer of popular literature, particularly fantasy, horror, and science fiction. He has published more than 500 articles, and his more than 30 books include Algernon Blackwood: A Bio-Bibliography (Greenwood Press, 1987).

WILLIAM G. CONTENTO is a freelance writer. His books include several indexes to science fiction, crime, and mystery anthologies.

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