Gothic Horror

A Reader’s Guide from Poe to King and Beyond

  • Editors
  • Clive Bloom

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Clive Bloom
    Pages 1-22
  3. Edgar Allan Poe, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Walter Pater, Lafcadio Hearn
    Pages 23-49
  4. Sigmund Freud, Hilaire Belloc, M. R. James, H. P. Lovecraft, Montague Summers, Dennis Wheatley
    Pages 50-76
  5. Robert Bloch, Los Angeles Science Fiction Society, Stephen King, Whitley Strieber, Clive Barker
    Pages 77-100
  6. Julia Briggs, David Punter, Tzvetan Todorov, Rosemary Jackson, Anne Cranny Francis, Judie Newman et al.
    Pages 101-301
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 302-302

About this book


This anthology presents classic and contemporary accounts of modern gothic horror writing from Edgar Allan Poe, H.P. Lovecraft, Robert Bloch, Stephen King, Clive Barker and many other authors, as well as essays from current literary scholars, providing an essential guide to the genre and the variety of approaches possible when discussing the literature of terror. The whole volume is introduced by Clive Bloom, who offers an outline of the genre and situates it in its social and cultural context.


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