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- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 79.99
This book illuminates the impact, lasting influence, and personalities involved with the creation and development of dark fantasy works of the 20 th and 21 st century?classics of literature, cinema, and television. This collection of new and reprinted material will focus on recognized trailblazers?Rod Serling, Ray Bradbury, Hugh Hefner,... more...
- John Blake 2010; US$ 9.99
The enchanting true story of the woman who redefined vampires for a generation On June 2, 2003, Stephenie Meyer had a vivid dream that would change her life forever. She dreamed of a young girl and her sparkling vampire lover lying in a field, and that dream became Twilight . Now her vampire romance novels have become a publishing phenomenon,... more...
- University of Delaware 2011; US$ 38.99
Most frequently regarded as a writer of the supernatural, Poe was actually among the most versatile of American authors, writing social satire, comic hoaxes, mystery stories, science fiction, prose poems, literary criticism and theory, and even a play. As a journalist and editor, Poe was closely in touch with the social, political, and cultural trends... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 115.00
Although Gothic writing is now seen as significant for an understanding of modernity, it is still largely characterized as a literature of fear and anxiety. Gothic and the Comic Turn argues that, partly through its desire to be taken seriously, Gothic criticism has neglected the comic doppelganger that has always inhabited the Gothic mode and which... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 170.00
This collection of previously unpublished essays is an essential contribution to a vital new aspect of Romantic studies and shows Hazlitt to be, as his memorial claims, 'The first (unanswered) Metaphysician of the age'. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2003; US$ 34.00
At the end of the eighteenth century, scientists for the first time demonstrated what medieval and renaissance alchemists had long suspected; ice is not lifeless but vital, a crystalline revelation of vigorous powers. Studied in esoteric and exoterical representations of frozen phenomena, several Romantic figures - including Coleridge and Poe, Percy... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2003; US$ 150.00
The Modern Gothic and Literary Doubles is concerned with Gothic representations of London in the late 19th century. Establishing that a modern Gothic literary mode relocates the traditional rural Gothic to the late 19th century metropolis, this volume explores the cultural history of London in the 19th century. more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2009; US$ 119.95
Bernhard Kuhn's study uncovers a fundamental connection between the autobiographies and scientific writings of Rousseau, Goethe, and Thoreau that refutes the now entrenched thesis of the 'two cultures.' As he examines these three representative writers, Kuhn reveals the scientific character of autobiographical writing while demonstrating... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 100.00
This book argues that Romantic-era writers used the figure of the minstrel to imagine authorship as a social, responsive enterprise unlike the solitary process portrayed by Romantic myths of the lone genius. Simpson highlights the centrality of the minstrel to many important literary developments from the Romantic era through to the 1840s. more...