Table of contents for Gothic literature : a Gale critical companion / foreword by Jerrold E. Hogle ; Jessica Bomarito, project editor.

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Foreword by Jerrold E. Hogle . . . . . . . . . ix
Preface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . xiii
Acknowledgments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .xvii
Chronology of Key Events . . . . . . . . . . xxix
VOLUME 1
Gothicism and Gothic Literature: An Overview
 Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
 Representative Works . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
 Primary Sources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
 Overviews . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
 Gothic Origins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
 American Gothic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
 European Gothic.............................. . . . . 
 Further Reading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
 Sidebars:
 ON THE SUBJECT OF ...John Aikin (1747-1822) and Anna Laetitia (Aikin) Barbauld ................................... 
 ON THE SUBJECT OF ... Edward Bulwer-Lytton (1803-1873).
 ON THE SUBJECT OF ... Edmund Burke (1729?-1797). . . . . 
 ON THE SUBJECT OF ... Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834)...
 ON THE SUBJECT OF ... Flannery O'Connor (1925-1964). . . 
 ON THE SUBJECT OF ... Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822) . . . . 
 ON THE SUBJECT OF ... William Harrison Ainsworth (1805-1882)........................................ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
Society, Culture, and the Gothic
 Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
 Representative Works . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
 Primary Sources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
 Overviews . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
 Race & the Gothic. . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . 
 Women & the Gothic. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
 Further Reading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
 Sidebars:
 ON THE SUBJECT OF ... Clara Reeve (1729-1807 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
 ON THE SUBJECT OF ... Sophia Lee (1750-1824) . . . . . . 
 ON THE SUBJECT OF ... Christina Rossetti (1830-1894) . . . . . . 
 ON THE SUBJECT OF ... Ray Bradbury (1920-) ............... . . . 
 ON THE SUBJECT OF ... Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914?) . . . . . . 
 ON THE SUBJECT OF ... Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860-1935) and "The Yellow Wallpaper" ............................. . . . . . . . 
Gothic Themes, Settings, and Figures
 Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
 Representative Works . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
 Primary Sources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
 Overviews . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
 Haunted Dwellings & the Supernatural . . . . . 
 Psychology & the Gothic................... . . . .
 Vampires...............................................
 Further Reading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
 Sidebars:
 ON THE SUBJECT OF ... George Gordon Noel, Lord Byron (1788-1824).......................................................
 ON THE SUBJECT OF ... John William Polidori (1795-1821)) . . . 
 ON THE SUBJECT OF ... H. P. Lovecraft (1890-1937) . . . . . . . . . 
 ON THE SUBJECT OF ... Friedrich von Schiller (1759-1805) . . . . 
 ON THE SUBJECT OF ... Ursula K. Le Guin (1929-). . . . . . . . . . 
 ON THE SUBJECT OF ... Sigmund Freud (1856-1939) and "The Uncanny" . . . . . . . . .................................................
 ON THE SUBJECT OF ... Elizabeth Bowen (1899-1973) . . . . . . . . 
 ON THE SUBJECT OF ... Thomas Lovell Beddoes (1803-1849) . 
Performing Arts and the Gothic
 Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
 Representative Works . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
 Primary Sources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
 Drama . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
 Film . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
 Television . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
 Music . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
 Further Reading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
 Sidebars:
 ON THE SUBJECT OF ... James Boaden (1762-1839). . . . . . . . . . . 
 ON THE SUBJECT OF ... Clive Barker (1952-). . . . . . . . . . . . . 
 ON THE SUBJECT OF ... Boris Karloff (1887-1967) and Frankenstein . . . . . . . . ................................................ 
 ON THE SUBJECT OF ... Bela Lugosi (1882-1956) and Dracula
 ON THE SUBJECT OF ... Alfred Hitchcock (1899-1980). . . . . .
 ON THE SUBJECT OF ... F. W. Murnau (1888-1931) and Nosferatu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .......................................
 ON THE SUBJECT OF ... Shirley Jackson (1919-1965) . . . . . . . 
Visual Arts and the Gothic
 Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
 Representative Works . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
 Primary Sources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
 Architecture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
 Art . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
 Further Reading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . 
 Sidebars:
 ON THE SUBJECT OF ... Suger of St. Denis (1081-1151). . . . . . . 
 ON THE SUBJECT OF ... William Blake (1757-1827). . . . . . 
 ON THE SUBJECT OF ... Alexander Jackson Davis (1803-1892) 
 ON THE SUBJECT OF ... L. N. Cottingham (1787-1847) . . . . .
 ON THE SUBJECT OF ... Edward Gorey (1925-2000) . . . . .
 ON THE SUBJECT OF ... Washington Allston (1779-1843) ....
 
Author Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
Title Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
Subject Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
VOLUME 2
Margaret Atwood 1939-
 Canadian novelist, poet, short story writer, essayist, critic, and author of children's books
 Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
 Principal Works . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
 Primary Sources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
 General Commentary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
 Title Commentary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
 Further Reading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
 Sidebars: 
 FROM THE AUTHOR: An excerpt from Lady Oracle. . . . . . . . . . 
Jane Austen 1775-1817
 English novelist
 Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
 Principal Works . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
 Primary Sources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
 General Commentary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
 Title Commentary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
 Further Reading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
 Sidebars: 
 ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Gothic "Extravagance" in Northanger Abbey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Joanna Baillie 1762-1851
 Scottish poet, playwright, editor, and drama critic
 Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
 Principal Works . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
 Primary Sources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
 General Commentary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
 Title Commentary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
 Further Reading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
 Sidebars: 
 ABOUT THE AUTHOR: A Death Notice in Harper's. . . . . . . . . . . . 
 ABOUT THE AUTHOR: A Reviewer Applauds Baillie's Talent ...
William Beckford 1760-1844
 English novelist, satirist, and travel writer
 Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
 Principal Works . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
 Primary Sources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
 Title Commentary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
 Further Reading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
 Sidebars: 
 FROM THE AUTHOR: An excerpt from "Nymph of the Fountain," written c. 1791 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
 ABOUT THE AUTHOR: An Early Review of Vathek . . . . . . . . . . . 
 ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Byron Notes Vathek as a Source for Oriental Elements in The Giaour ..................................
Charlotte Brontë 1816-1855
 English novelist and poet
 Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
 Principal Works . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
 Primary Sources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
 General Commentary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
 Title Commentary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
 Further Reading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
 Sidebars: 
 ABOUT THE AUTHOR: William Dean Howells Lauds the Title Character of Jane Eyre. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
 ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Susan M. Waring Praises Villette ......
 
Emily Brontë 1818-1848
 English novelist and poet
 Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
 Principal Works . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
 Primary Sources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
 Title Commentary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
 Further Reading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
 Sidebars: 
 ABOUT THE AUTHOR: H. F. Chorley's Negative Response to Wuthering Heights. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 
 ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Charlotte Brontë's Preface to the 1850 edition of Wuthering Heights. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . 
Charles Brockden Brown 1771-1810
 American novelist, essayist, and short story writer
 Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
 Principal Works . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
 Primary Sources . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
 General Commentary . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
 Title Commentary . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
 Further Reading . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
 Sidebars: 
 ABOUT THE AUTHOR: William Hazlitt Assesses Brown's Literary Talent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
 ABOUT THE AUTHOR: John Keats on Wieland ..................
 
Angela Carter 1940-1992
 English novelist, short story writer, nonfiction writer, scriptwriter, and author of children's books
 Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
 Principal Works . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
 Primary Sources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
 General Commentary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
 Further Reading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
 Sidebars: 
 ABOUT THE AUTHOR: James Brockway on Carter's "Gothic Pyrotechnics" in Fireworks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Wilkie Collins 1824-1889
 English novelist, short story writer, travel writer, and playwright
 Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
 Principal Works . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
 Primary Sources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
 General Commentary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
 Title Commentary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
 Further Reading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
 Sidebars: 
 ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Geraldine Jewsbury on the Beauty of The Moonstone. . .. ... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: T. S. Eliot on Collins and Charles Dickens. . .. ... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Charles Dickens Remarks to Wilkie Collins on Collins's Talent. .. ... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Charles Dickens 1812-1870
 English novelist, short story writer, dramatist, poet, and essayist
 Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
 Principal Works . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
 Primary Sources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
 General Commentary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
 Title Commentary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
 Further Reading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
 Sidebars: 
 ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Archibald C. Coolidge Jr. on Dickens's Childhood Memories and the Gothic. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Michael Hollington on "Dickensian Gothic"................................ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Isak Dinesen 1885-1962
Danish short story writer, autobiographer, novelist, playwright, and translator
 Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
 Principal Works . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
 Primary Sources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
 Title Commentary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
 Further Reading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
 Sidebars: 
 ABOUT THE AUTHOR: John Updike on Dinesen's " Divine Swank" in Seven Gothic Tales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
Daphne Du Maurier 1907-1989
 English novelist, playwright, nonfiction writer, and editor
 Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
 Principal Works . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
 Primary Sources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
 Title Commentary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
 Further Reading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
 Sidebars: 
 ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Basil Davenport on Rebecca. . . . . . . . . . . . 
William Faulkner 1897-1962
 American novelist, short story writer, poet, screenwriter, and essayist
 Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
 Principal Works . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
 Primary Sources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
 General Commentary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
 Title Commentary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
 Further Reading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
 Sidebars: 
 ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Max Putzel on Faulkner's Gothic. . . . . . . . 
William Godwin 1756-1836
 English philosopher, novelist, essayist, historian, playwright, and biographer
 Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
 Principal Works . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
 Primary Sources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
 Title Commentary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
 Further Reading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
 Sidebars: 
 ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Edgar Allan Poe Reviews Godwin"s Lives of the Necromancers . . . . . . . .
FROM THE AUTHOR: An Excerpt from the Preface to Fleetwood . 
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 1749-1832
 German poet, novelist, dramatist, short fiction writer, essayist, critic, biographer, memoirist, and librettist
 Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
 Principal Works . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
 Primary Sources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
 General Commentary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
 Title Commentary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
 Further Reading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
 Sidebars: 
 FROM THE AUTHOR: Sir Walter Scott's Translation of Goethe's "Der Erlkonig" . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Nathanial Hawthorne 1804-1864
American novelist, short story writer, and essayist
 Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
 Principal Works . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
 Primary Sources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
 General Commentary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
 Title Commentary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
 Further Reading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
 Sidebars: 
 ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Edgar Allan Poe Reviews Hawthorne's Twice-Told Tales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Herman Melville Reviews Mosses from an Old Manse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
E. T. A. Hoffman 1776-1822
German short story writer, novella writer, novelist, and music critic
 Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
 Principal Works . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
 Primary Sources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
 General Commentary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
 Title Commentary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
 Further Reading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
 Sidebars: 
 ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Sir Walter Scott on Hoffmann's Talent and Mental State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Palmer Cobb on E. T. A. Hoffmann's Genius . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
James Hogg 1770-1835
Scottish poet, novelist, short story and song writer, journalist, editor, playwright, and essayist
 Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
 Principal Works . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
 Primary Sources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
 General Commentary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
 Title Commentary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
 Further Reading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
 Sidebars: 
 ABOUT THE AUTHOR: George Saintsbury on The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
Washington Irving 1783-1859
American short story writer, essayist, historian, journalist, and biographer
 Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
 Principal Works . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
 Primary Sources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
 General Commentary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
 Further Reading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
 Sidebars: 
 ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Donald A. Ringe on Irving's Use of the Gothic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Henry James 1843-1916
American novelist, short story and novella writer, essayist, critic, biographer, autobiographer, and playwright
 Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
 Principal Works . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
 Primary Sources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
 General Commentary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
 Title Commentary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
 Further Reading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
 Sidebars: 
 ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Virginia Woolf on James's Ghost Stories. 
Stephen King 1947-
American novelist, short story writer, novella writer, scriptwriter, nonfiction writer, autobiographer, and author of children's books
 Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
 Principal Works . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
 Primary Sources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
 General Commentary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
 Title Commentary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
 Further Reading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
 Sidebars: 
 ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Edwin F. Casebeer on the Influence of King's Life on His Works . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
Author Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
Title Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
Subject Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
VOLUME 3
Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu 1814-1873
 Irish novelist, short story writer, poet, journalist, and editor
 Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
 Principal Works . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
 Primary Sources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
 General Commentary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
 Title Commentary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
 Further Reading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
 Sidebars: 
 ABOUT THE AUTHOR: S. M. Ellis on Le Fanu's Horror Fiction. . 
 ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Edna Kenton on Le Fanu's Legacy. . . . . 
Matthew Gregory Lewis 1775-1818
 English novelist, playwright, diarist, prose writer, and poet
 Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
 Principal Works . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
 Primary Sources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
 General Commentary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
 Title Commentary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
 Further Reading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
 Sidebars: 
 ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Lord Byron on "Monk" . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
 About THE AUTHOR: Joseph James Irwin on Lewis's Mastery of Horror and Terror . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
Charles Robert Maturin 1780-1824
 Irish novelist and playwright
 Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
 Principal Works . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
 Primary Sources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
 General Commentary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
 Title Commentary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
 Further Reading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
 Sidebars: 
 ABOUT THE AUTHOR: An Excerpt from an Early Review of Melmoth the Wanderer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
Herman Melville 1819-1891
 American novelist, short story writer, and poet
 Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
 Principal Works . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
 Primary Sources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
 General Commentary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
 Title Commentary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
 Further Reading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
 Sidebars: 
 ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Jay MacPherson on Melville's "The Bell Tower" and Frankenstein . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
 ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Excerpt from an Early Review of Moby-Dick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
 
Toni Morrison 1931-
 American novelist, essayist, playwright, critic, author of children's books, and editor
 Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
 Principal Works . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
 Primary Sources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
 General Commentary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
 Title Commentary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
 Further Reading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
 Sidebars: 
 FROM THE AUTHOR: An Excerpt from the conclusion of Beloved . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
 
Joyce Carol Oates 1938-
 American novelist, short story writer, essayist, critic, playwright, author of children's books, nonfiction writer, and poet
 Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
 Principal Works . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
 Primary Sources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
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 FROM THE AUTHOR: Oates on the Grotesque . ................... 
 FROM THE AUTHOR: Oates on the Aesthetics of Fear ..........
Edgar Allan Poe 1809-1849
 American short story writer, poet, novelist, essayist, editor, and critic
 Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
 Principal Works . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
 Primary Sources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
 Title Commentary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
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 ABOUT THE AUTHOR: D. H. Lawrence on the Purpose of Poe's Tales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
 ABOUT THE AUTHOR: H. P. Lovecraft on Poe's Literary Innovations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..
Ann Radcliffe 1764-1823
 American short story writer, novelist, and
 poet
 Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
 Principal Works . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
 Primary Sources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
 General Commentary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
 Title Commentary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
 Further Reading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
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 ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Sir Walter Scott on Radcliffe's Talent . . 
 ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Edith Birkhead on Radcliffe and the Gothic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Anne Rice 1941-
 American novelist, short story writer, and screenwriter
 Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
 Principal Works . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
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 General Commentary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
 Title Commentary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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 ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Angela Carter on Rice's Self-Consciousness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
 FROM THE AUTHOR: Rice on Her Fears of Pain and Death. . . . . 
 
Sir Walter Scott 1771-1832
 Scottish novelist, poet, short story writer, biographer, historian, critic, and editor
 Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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 Title Commentary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
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 FROM THE AUTHOR: William Hazlitt on Scott's Achievements as a Writer of Prose . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley 1797-1851
 English novelist, editor, critic, short story and travel writer
 Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
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 Primary Sources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
 Title Commentary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
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 ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Marilyn Butler on Shelley's Life and Its Impact on Frankenstein . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Ellen Moers on Motherhood, the Female Gothic, and Frankenstein . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Sir Walter Scott on Frankenstein . . . . . . . . 
Robert Louis Stevenson 1850-1894
 Scottish novelist, short story writer, poet, essayist, playwright, and prayer writer
 Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
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 Primary Sources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
 General Commentary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
 Title Commentary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
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 FROM THE AUTHOR: Stevenson's Dedication in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: John Addington Symonds on Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Bram Stoker 1847-1912
Irish novelist, short story writer, and essayist
 Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
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 Title Commentary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
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 ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Montague Summers on the Enduring Nature of Dracula . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
 ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Excerpt from An Early Review of Dracula . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
Horace Walpole 1717-1797
 English novelist, biographer, memoirist, historian, essayist, playwright, and letter writer
 Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
 Principal Works . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
 Primary Sources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
 General Commentary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
 Title Commentary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
 Further Reading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
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 ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Frederick S. Frank on The Mysterious Mother . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
 ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Sir Walter Scott Offers High Praise for Walpole . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
 ABOUT THE AUTHOR: H. P. Lovecraft on Walpole's Influence on the Gothic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
Edith Wharton 1862-1937
 American short story writer, novelist, essayist, and autobiographer
 Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
 Principal Works . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
 Primary Sources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
 General Commentary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
 Further Reading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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 ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Annette Zilversmit on Wharton's "Pomegranate Seed" . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
 
Oscar Wilde 1854?-1900
 Anglo-Irish playwright, novelist, essayist, critic, poet, and short story writer
 Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
 Principal Works . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
 Primary Sources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
 General Commentary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
 Title Commentary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
 Further Reading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
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 ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Julian Hawthorne on The Picture of Dorian Gray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
Author Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
Title Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
Subject Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

English literature -- History and criticism -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Gothic revival (Literature) -- Great Britain -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Gothic revival (Literature) -- United States -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Horror tales, American -- History and criticism -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Horror tales, English -- History and criticism -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
American literature -- History and criticism -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.