The literature of terror: a history of gothic fictions from 1765 to the present day
This book is the second volume in David Punter's impressive survey of gothic writing covering over two centuries. The text was originally published in 1980 to wide acclaim and following its publication critical interest in gothic writing has risen substantially.
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Later American Gothic
Ambrose Bierce Robert W Chambers H R Lovecraft
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The Literature of Terror: A History of Gothic Fictions from 1765 ..., Volume 2
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ambiguity American American Psycho appears attempt audience Basic Instinct become Bierce blood body century characters civilisation complex Conan Doyle concerned contemporary continuing Corman course cultural dark dead death desire dialectic distortion Dorian Gray Dracula dream fact fantasy Fat Controller fear feel figure Frankenstein ghost story Gormenghast Gothic fiction Gothic tradition Gothic writers H. P. Lovecraft Hammer haunted hero horror film human images imagination Isbel J. G. Ballard James Jekyll's kind King in Yellow literary literature of terror lives London look Lovecraft M. R. James Machen Mare Mary Shelley mind monster moral Moreau murder narrative narrator nature Neuromancer novel obsession partly past perception perhaps precisely Prendick problems Psycho psychological Pynchon question reader realisation relation repression seems seen sense sexual social Stevenson structure supernatural taboo things Titus Groan vampire violence Wasp Factory Wilde