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1. The Monsters: Mary Shelley and
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2. The Cambridge Companion to Gothic
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3. The Cambridge Companion to Edgar
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4. Gothic (The New Critical Idiom)
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5. Our Vampires, Ourselves
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6. H. P. Lovecraft: Against the World,
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7. Stephen King's Danse Macabre
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8. A Companion to the Gothic (Blackwell
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9. The Stephen King Universe
$16.02
10. The Complete Stephen King Universe:
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11. Horror: Another 100 Best Books
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12. Spark Notes Frankenstein
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13. Dracula: The Connoisseur's Guide
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14. Horror and the Holy: Wisdom-Teachings
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15. Beyond Dracula: Bram Stoker's
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16. Stephen King: Uncollected, Unpublished
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17. Monster in the Mirror: Looking
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18. Anne Rice: A Critical Companion
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19. An H. P. Lovecraft Encyclopedia
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20. The Afterlife of Edgar Allan Poe

1. The Monsters: Mary Shelley and the Curse of Frankenstein
by Little, Brown and Company
Hardcover (22 May, 2006)
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Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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4-0 out of 5 stars How Mary Shelley Suffered "the curse of Frankenstein"
It was a dark and stormy night. A violent thunderstorm was raging on a frigid June night in 1816 as five young people gathered inside the Villa Diodari, a luxurious summerhouse on the southern shore of Lake Geneva in Switzerland.
3-0 out of 5 stars Monster Mash
In their Acknowledgments, authors Dorothy and Thomas Hoobler, cite Betty Bennett as the person to whom they are "indebted" in their "study (of) Mary Shelley and those who influenced her."
5-0 out of 5 stars Compelling and entertaining
The authors did a fantastic job assembling the fascinating lives of Mary Shelley, Percy, and Lord Byron.After reading Frankenstein, I could not believe such a young woman had written the story, and wanted to know more about the author.
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Subjects:  1. 19th century    2. Biography    3. English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh    4. Gothic & Romance    5. History and criticism    6. Horror    7. Horror tales, English    8. Literary Criticism    9. Literature - Classics / Criticism    10. Novelists, English    11. Science Fiction And Fantasy    12. Science fiction, English    13. Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft, 1797-1851    14. History / General   


2. The Cambridge Companion to Gothic Fiction (Cambridge Companions to Literature)
by Cambridge University Press
Paperback (16 September, 2002)
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Subjects:  1. American - General    2. English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh    3. English-speaking countries    4. Gothic revival (Literature)    5. History and criticism    6. Horror    7. Horror tales, American    8. Horror tales, English    9. Literary Criticism    10. Literature - Classics / Criticism    11. Reference    12. Literary Criticism & Collections / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh    13. Literary studies: general    14. Novels, other prose & writers   


3. The Cambridge Companion to Edgar Allan Poe (Cambridge Companions to Literature)
by Cambridge University Press
Paperback (27 May, 2002)
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Subjects:  1. 1809-1849    2. American - General    3. Biography / Autobiography    4. Criticism and interpretation    5. Horror    6. Literary    7. Literary Criticism    8. Poe, Edgar Allan,    9. American English    10. Literary Criticism & Collections / American    11. Literary studies: 19th century    12. Poe, Edgar Allan,--1809-1849--Criticism and interpretation    13. USA   


4. Gothic (The New Critical Idiom)
by Routledge
Paperback (18 December, 1995)
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Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Gives you a good understanding of Gothic Literature
This is an excellent starting point for those interested in getting a very broad but thorough understanding of Gothic literature.After reading this, you will feel confident in knowing the backbone of Gothic and what it entails.4-0 out of 5 stars The Perfect Introduction
This is the perfect introduction to a study of both Gothic Literature and, by extension, 20th Century horror literature and cinema. The author walks a fine line between academic and accessible and keeps things moving along at a nice pace, covering 250 years in under 200 pages. The book is part of the Routledge "New Critical Idiom" series that sums up concepts from literary and critical theory in nice digestible servings. If you are an undergrad looking for a place to start your research or a non-academic who isn't afraid to get a little theoretical, I'd recommend this book highly.

4-0 out of 5 stars Why I like Fred Botting
This book is fabulous if you are looking for a historical survey of Gothic which does not lose itself in the labyrinth of feminist theory.However, I think Botting spreads himself a bit too thin in attempting to cover workslike Gilman's "The Yellow Wallpaper" in one sentence.I lovedthis book for bringing out the evolution of Gothic from early works to thepresent. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. English-speaking countries    2. General    3. Gothic revival (Literature)    4. History and criticism    5. Horror    6. Horror tales, American    7. Horror tales, English    8. Literary Criticism    9. Literature - Classics / Criticism    10. Literature: Classics    11. Semiotics & Theory    12. Theory, etc    13. English    14. Literary Criticism & Collections / General    15. Novels, other prose & writers: 16th to 18th centuries    16. Novels, other prose & writers: 19th century    17. United Kingdom, Great Britain   


5. Our Vampires, Ourselves
by University Of Chicago Press
Paperback (07 April, 1997)
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Average Customer Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars
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"My central idea: that vampirism springs not only from paranoia, xenophobia, or immortal longings, but from generosity and shared enthusiasm. This strange taste cannot be separated from the expansive impulses that make us human." Read more

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2-0 out of 5 stars Why Do Cultural Ctitics Have To Write Like This?
OK--I know that Nina Auerbach is a famous, groundbreaking feminist literary critic.I don't disagree with many of her points in this book. (Though I'm innately suspicious of any system that fits as perfectly as hers does.She never seems to find an example that doesn't fit her thesis--rather like an undergraduate writing a paper and discarding any evidence that doesn't fit.)And I am interested in cultual criticism--particularly the idea that horror fiction reflects the fears, desires, and fixations of particular time periods.This said, I found Auerbach's book tough slogging.Why do cultural critics seem to feel that the "lower" the text they're criticizing, the more jargon-filled, pedantic, and convulted their prose style must become?The endlessly long sentences with their multpile references and their twisting, parenthetical asides made my eyes glaze over.Certainly Auerbach is not the worst prose stylist of any academic I've read, but this fact, itself, is an indictment of the kind of writing that gets university professors published these days.
5-0 out of 5 stars An interesting take on the familiar
Cogently argued, thoughtfully presented, entertainingly written.Since purchasing this book when it was first published, I've reread parts of it many times, just for the enjoyable and lively style of argument.Sure, there are many points I disagree with (but I could say the same for Neitzsche and Wittgenstein, too), but I always put the book down impressed by Auerbach's style and imagination.Others may claim that the book warrant only a single star in terms of a rating, for no other reason than their disagreement with the thesis.I say, whether you wind up agreeing or disagreeing--buying into everything Auerbach says or writing her off as wrongheaded--this book gives you plenty to chew on.If you disagree, ask yourself why you disagree; you may end up embracing the viewpoint of the third mind.

1-0 out of 5 stars Paranoia and Loathing
Auerbach got one thing right. Vampires are a reflection of the times. Nina as a literary critic has a wonderful sense of lower criticism, in fact, I say she's been bitten by the redaction bug. She longs for a day when thegenre will be released from its patriarchal chains and be allowed to actfreely as an expression of homosexual love. I personally don't care whatyour sexual preferences are, I do care that people shouldn't try to changethe past, re-write it so to speak, and call it history. The past is static.The present is another story.Read more

Subjects:  1. English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh    2. Gender Studies    3. Horror    4. Literary Criticism    5. Literature - Classics / Criticism    6. Cultural studies    7. Literary studies: general    8. Social Science / Gender Studies    9. USA    10. United Kingdom, Great Britain   


6. H. P. Lovecraft: Against the World, Against Life
by McSweeney's Books
Paperback (01 May, 2005)
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Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Lovecraft: 20th Century Poe
Michel Houellebecq is the ultra-hip author of fashionably deconstructive modern French novels, so what interest would he have in a dead American writer consigned by many to the despised catgory of "pulp"?It turns out that Houellebecq is a big fan of American horror; among the writers he cites in this excellent short book are Richard Matheson and Robert Bloch, two disciples of Lovecraft."H.P. Lovecraft: Against the World, Against Life"is a very satisfying read.Houellebecq escapes the jargon and theory of most modern literary criticism and simply delivers the goods: a passionate explication of Lovecraft's life and work which makes sense and gives you a new appreciation for the Bard of Unnamable Terror.It's fitting that Stephen King provides the introduction, because this book is very much in the spirit of his own landmark book "Dance Macabre."
4-0 out of 5 stars Flawed, but exhilarating
Very rarely do we see the likes of a Michel Houllebecq--darling of the 21st century's aggressive postmodern nihlism, controversial writer both in the United States and France, champion of the "new" hedonistic revolt (is there really such a thing?)--join hands with the decomposed but very much alive likes of Howard Phillips Lovecraft, the legendary misfit of Providence.
5-0 out of 5 stars Houellebecq's Lovecraft: The Unbeliever in Pursuit of the Unspeakable.
I discovered this book while rummaging around on the net, trying to find an in-print edition of Marcel Schwob's translation of `Hamlet'.It was a happy accident, because I've wanted to read some Houellebecq for a while, and a serious literary analysis of Lovecraft is long overdue.H. P. Lovecraft (HPL) may well be the most easily and unjustly ignored major American literary figure.Lovecraft is the grandfather of modern horror and a major influence on all genres of speculative fiction.He not only showed the way through his writings, but also shared his skills with a large circle of correspondents, which included many authors.In addition, his creations were so rich and compelling that authors have continued to work within and add to his `Cthulu Mythos'.However, although Lovecraft gets kudos for dismissing the supernatural from horror and for rejecting the idea of the human-centered universe, he is also crowned with titles like "The Best Bad Writer Ever" (and this is from an admirer of sorts).At the other end of the spectrum are cultish fans who mindlessly worship him.Very few authors have been so unfortunate in their friends and defenders.Houellebecq is the first worthy champion I've seen ride into the lists to challenge us to consider Lovecraft as a real writer.
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7. Stephen King's Danse Macabre
by Berkley
Paperback (15 February, 1987)
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2-0 out of 5 stars Not That Good... At All
Okay, maybe there are some okay bits and pieces here worth reading, but still I have to say that El Kabong's review really hits the nail on the head regarding Stephen King's writing and this book in particular. When Danse Macabre first came out I was in the middle of a "Stepehen King Period," of sorts, having taken it upon myself to finally read the books of this author whom so many people had raved about for a few years. Time and again, like a gullible rube, I picked up one of King's horror books, giving him chance after chance to grab a hold of me and give me these great scares everyone was talking about. Time and again, however, I found that what was supposed to have been a time bomb of fear was actually a dud. King, after the release of Kurbrick's film version of The Shining, was fond of saying that he'd "handed Stanley Kubrick a grenade and he heroically threw his body over it," or words to that effect, as if the book of The Shining was a seering work of heart-stopping, nightmare inducing horror and in comparrison the film was a pale shadow of the potential greatness there. Sure, there were a few little scenes here and there, but for the most part is was yet another dud. Say what you want about Kurbrick's film, but it was not a watering down of a fear filled novel. If anything, Kubrick tired too hard to turn [...] into gold and perhaps he failed. Nevertheless, there remain in the film version of the book just as many bits and pieces with some effect as the book itself.
3-0 out of 5 stars Danse Macabre
It was Stephen king but not what I thought the book to be. My fault but i will keep the book.

2-0 out of 5 stars Rambling and egotistical
King at his worst.
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8. A Companion to the Gothic (Blackwell Companions to Literature and Culture (Paper))
by Blackwell Publishing, Incorporated
Paperback (01 October, 2001)
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Subjects:  1. American - General    2. English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh    3. General    4. Gothic & Romance    5. Horror    6. Literary Criticism    7. Literature - Classics / Criticism    8. Cultural studies    9. English    10. GOTHIC REVIVAL (LITERATURE)    11. HORROR TALES_HISTORY AND CRITICISM    12. Literary Criticism & Collections / Gothic & Romance    13. Literary studies: general    14. Novels, other prose & writers: 19th century    15. Novels, other prose & writers: from c 1900 -    16. PSYCHOANALYSIS AND LITERATURE    17. PSYCHOLOGICAL FICTION_HISTORY AND CRITICISM    18. VAMPIRES IN LITERATURE   


9. The Stephen King Universe
by Renaissance Books
Paperback (May, 2001)
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3-0 out of 5 stars Not what I had hoped for....
Although the book does mention a few connections that I had missed, I was immediately turned off by the large number of errors.The entries for Cujo, IT, Needful Things, and Salem's Lot all contained errors, including wrong names, dates, and plot lines.For a book that is supposed to tie everything together, the errors are confusing and misleading.At this point, with the Dark Tower series coming to an end, the book is obsolete.The newest book it mentions is Bag of Bones.I would look for an updated version, or another book entirely, if you want to have an outline of the Stephen King Universe.

4-0 out of 5 stars Enjoyed It!
Enjoyed it because it went down a different road. Found that certain things stimulated my mind and got me to think and research new material! Found some good stuff and some bad stuff. 5-0 out of 5 stars A Guide to King's Network of Stories
This is an enjoyable, comprehensive study of all of King's writings and how they intertwine, especially in connection with the Dark Tower.If you're a fan of the series, you should NOT miss this book, as it points out many interconnections and minor characters and names dropped here and there that you might not have noticed, depending on the order in which you've read King's large body of work.A must-have for D.T. fans. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. 1947-    2. American - General    3. Books & Reading    4. Criticism and interpretation    5. History and criticism    6. Horror    7. Horror fiction    8. Horror tales, American    9. King, Stephen,    10. Literary Criticism    11. Literature - Classics / Criticism    12. Literary Criticism & Collections / Books & Reading   


10. The Complete Stephen King Universe: A Guide to the Worlds of Stephen King
by St. Martin's Griffin
Paperback (30 May, 2006)
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5-0 out of 5 stars A must read for Stephen King fans
Many fantasists or fantasy authors create their own parallel universes, which stand as back drops for their stories. H. P. Lovecraft did this with his Cthulhu Mythos, creating a pantheon of dark gods who have the ability to slip into our universe from time to time and sunder reality. Cthulhu's theme is to eradicate all humankind from the face of the earth.
5-0 out of 5 stars A few words from Hank Wagner, one of the co-authors of THE COMPLETE STEPHEN KING UNIVERSE
A little background info for those of you who have happened upon this offering.THE COMPLETE STEPHEN KING UNIVERSE is an updated version of THE STEPHEN KING UNIVERSE, which was published in May 2001.The CSKU features nine new chapters, which cover King's work from approximately early 2000 through mid 2005.The CSKU discusses all of King's work through that period, including books like DREAMCATCHER, FROM A BUICK 8, the final three installments of the Dark Tower series, and television series such as Rose Red and Kingdom Hospital.Basically, it covers all of King's work through the present day, with the exception of books like THE COLORADO KID, CELL, and the upcoming LISEY'S STORY, and a few short stories such as "The Things They Left Behind", which appeared in the 2005 anthology TRANSGRESSIONS.
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Subjects:  1. 1947-    2. American - General    3. Books & Reading    4. Criticism and interpretation    5. History and criticism    6. Horror    7. Horror tales, American    8. King, Stephen,    9. Literary Criticism    10. Literature - Classics / Criticism    11. Reference   


11. Horror: Another 100 Best Books
by Carroll & Graf
Paperback (09 September, 2005)
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3-0 out of 5 stars A bit of a let down...
While its predecessor was pretty essential, this somehow fails to deliver. Inevitably, searching for another hundred critics and a further hundred works to look at meant a danger of scraping the barrel, but that's not the problem somehow. While the first volume felt bold in expanding the remit of the genre, this time round you can't help feeling that you bought a book with 'horror' on the cover, but with a load of voices inside trying to sell you on material that simply doesn't fit the bill. Are they trying to be clever? Are they too good to review genre 'trash'? Maybe they just haven't read much horror?
5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Update and Expansion
This is a sequel to Jones and Newman's superb 1988 "Horror: 100 Best Books" and may be even better than the first installment.The editors continue to seek out books that bend the genre, like Orwell's "1984" and Fowles' "The Collector."There's also new evaluations of contemporary classics, like King's "Pet Sematary", Harris' "The Silence of the Lambs", and Levin's "Rosemary's Baby." And of course the most recent best books since '88 are here.The editors also include a massive list of "Further Reading" that mentions a whole boatload of books from in and around the genre. Web resources that detail internet locations for both the authors of the 100 books listed and their reviewers appear as add-ons at the back of the book.The reviewers this time are a mix of familiar names in horror, and some new faces that I didn't know but was happy to meet.This book should take its place alongside the first volume as essential for horror fans. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Anthologies (multiple authors)    2. Books & Reading    3. Fiction    4. Fiction - Horror    5. Horror    6. Horror - General    7. Literature - Classics / Criticism    8. Fiction / Horror    9. Fiction anthologies & collections    10. Horror & ghost stories   


12. Spark Notes Frankenstein
by SparkNotes
Paperback (10 January, 2002)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Good analysis
I don't advocate reading SparkNotes (or CliffNotes) but if you are a high school/college student with a busy schedule and don't have time to read Shelley's novel, this does give a complete and accurate summary of the book's contents; it also explores the themes and leitmotivs of the novel quite well. I recommend it highly, although I would never recommend reading SparkNotes in place of the novel itself.

5-0 out of 5 stars Frankenstein!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Frankenstein is an exellent book. I would reccomend it to anyone who likes science,action, and adventure. It is filled with the adventures of Frankenstein and his "creature". I really enjoyed it. You really should read it.
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Subjects:  1. Book Notes    2. English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh    3. Horror    4. Study Aids    5. Study Guides    6. Test Prep    7. STUDY NOTES - SparkNotes    8. Study Aids / Book Notes   


13. Dracula: The Connoisseur's Guide
by Broadway
Paperback (31 March, 1997)
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Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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This odd assortment of exploratory essays circles around Dracula's neighborhood by looking at the philosophy of blood, the wonders of the vampire bat, the cryptic life of Bram Stoker, Dracula's movie lineage, and seven other vampiric topics.Author Leonard Wolf conveys his enthusiasm for the Dracula myth and its many resonances without sounding like either a drooling fan-boy or a lifeless academic. Bringing in his personal experiences with English students in the late '60s (Wolf taught at San Francisco State University) Wolf is able to connect the Dracula myth to the meanings of modern lives in a way that is playful, free from presumption, readable, and rigorous. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Insightful Guidebook to a Century of Bram Stoker's "Dracula"
Published for the centennial of Bram Stoker's masterpiece of gothic horror, "Dracula: The Connoisseur's Guide" is a guidebook of sorts to the Dracula Phenomenon that has continued for over a century since the novel's publication in 1897. At the time, "Dracula" didn't aspire to be anything more than a Victorian potboiler, but the novel found such far-reaching appeal that it has never gone out of print in over 100 years. Author Leonard Wolf also produced the excellent annotated edition of the novel "The Essential Dracula" and has long been one of "Dracula"'s most dedicated scholars.
3-0 out of 5 stars Guide a Good Read
A well-written, well-researched, enjoyable outing from the author of the annotated Dracula.Anyone with a more-than-casual interest in Dracula will be well-rewarded with a read of this book.(And if your interest in Vampiredom's most famous son comes from the movies, don't hesitate to read Stoker's "Dracula" itself ... once you get past the possibly unfamiliar epistolary style, there's a real corker of a story there that too few lately have read!)5-0 out of 5 stars Terrific collection
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Subjects:  1. 19th Century English Novel And Short Story    2. Dracula, Count (Fictitious cha    3. Dracula, Count (Fictitious character)    4. Film & Video - History & Criticism    5. General    6. History and criticism    7. Horror    8. Horror Fiction    9. Horror films    10. Horror tales    11. Literature - Classics / Criticism    12. Popular Culture - General    13. Social Science    14. Vampires in literature    15. Body, Mind & Spirit / General    16. English    17. Literary studies: general    18. Other prose: from c 1900 -   


14. Horror and the Holy: Wisdom-Teachings of the Monster Tale
by Open Court Publishing Company
Paperback (June, 1993)
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3-0 out of 5 stars Very good analysis but not holistic
I bought this book to help explain my own fascination for horror flicks and to be honest, it didnt disappoint me entirely. The analysis of the top 10 horror flicks was splendidly explained. However, for the following two reasons, I found this book not entirely satisfactory:Read more

Subjects:  1. History and criticism    2. Holy, The, in literature    3. Horror    4. Horror tales    5. Literary Criticism    6. Literature    7. Literature - Classics / Criticism    8. Psychology    9. Literary theory    10. Novels, other prose & writers   


15. Beyond Dracula: Bram Stoker's Fiction and its Cultural Context
by Palgrave Macmillan
Hardcover (04 November, 2000)
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Subjects:  1. 1847-1912    2. 19th Century English Novel And Short Story    3. 19th century    4. Criticism and interpretation    5. England    6. English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh    7. Gothic & Romance    8. History    9. History and criticism    10. Horror    11. Horror tales, English    12. Literary Criticism    13. Literature - Classics / Criticism    14. Literature and society    15. Popular literature    16. Stoker, Bram,    17. Literary Criticism & Collections / Gothic & Romance    18. Stoker, Bram   


16. Stephen King: Uncollected, Unpublished
by Cemetery Dance Publications
Hardcover (31 December, 2005)
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17. Monster in the Mirror: Looking for H. P. Lovecraft
by Hippocampus
Paperback (30 May, 2006)
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3-0 out of 5 stars The Man is a Genius
I can't say that I've read the book yet, but I know the author, and he's awesome, so he gets 3 stars just for that. ... Read more

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18. Anne Rice: A Critical Companion (Critical Companions to Popular Contemporary Writers)
by Greenwood Press
Hardcover (30 September, 1996)
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Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Treatise
This is an in-depth look at Anne Rice's novels from an analytical perspective.Not only did it give me more insight into one of my favorite authors, but it was written in clear-sighted prose by another of my favorite authors.

5-0 out of 5 stars Take a course on Anne Rice, you'll love it!
What a great book.I felt like I was in class taking Anne Rice 101!Great insights on her books especially on "Interview with a vampire".Great reading.

5-0 out of 5 stars Indispensable!
No serious Rice scholar can miss this thoughtful treatise on the novelist's art, life, and oeuvre.Less serious readers will also enjoy the concise, lively prose and clear-headed insights from Crusie, famous on herown for genre-bending novels of love and life.Highly recommended. ... Read more

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19. An H. P. Lovecraft Encyclopedia
by Hippocampus
Paperback (May, 2004)
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4-0 out of 5 stars a work for all seasons
Although this excellent piece of work is more suited to Lovecraft's fans or people with some background on his work, it serves equally well the interests of newcomers into the subject.I shall just point out the utmost care and respect for the Master's original work, the passion and scholarship pervading every single line of the encyclopedia.I did not grade it with a fully deserved 5 stars,though....because only the Deep Ones are perfect...

5-0 out of 5 stars Especially for Lovecraft enthusiasts
Collaborative compiled by Lovecraftian experts S. T. Joshi and David E. Schultz, An H. P. Lovecraft Encyclopedia is an exhaustive reference filled with an impressive wealth of biographical and literary lore about one of the best-known writers of supernatural horror in the 20th century. Filled cover to cover with bibliographical information, the encyclopedia lists entries in A to Z format of people Lovecraft knew, characters in his books, and much more. An extensive, scholarly reference especially for Lovecraft enthusiasts, An H. P. Lovecraft Encyclopedia is an essential, core, indispensable reference work for students of Lovecraft's life and work.

4-0 out of 5 stars Painstaking but idiosyncratic reference work
For scholarly-minded Lovecraft readers who can manage the hefty price (this volume is put out by a publisher specializing in reference books for libraries, such books usually being very expensive because of low print runs and then storing these titles on inventory for many years rather than remaindering them), this is a "must-have" reference and research tool.Joshi and Schultz are, respectively, THE leading figure and one of the leading figures in Lovecraftian scholarship, and they've assembled something that is most helpful, that merits high praise for accuracy and assiduousness.Read more

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20. The Afterlife of Edgar Allan Poe (Literary Criticism in Perspective) (Literary Criticism in Perspective)
by Camden House
Hardcover (28 November, 2003)
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