Horror Fiction in the 20th Century: Exploring Literature's Most Chilling Genre

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Jess Nevinsauthor

Jess Nevins is an instruction and reference librarian at Lone Star College-Tomball.

Horror Fiction in the 20th Century: Exploring Literature's Most Chilling Genre

20200131

Praeger

Pages 296
Topics 19th Century Horror;Benchley, Peter;British Versus American Horror;Comic Book Horror;Cosmic Horror;Gothic Romances;International Horror;King, Stephen;Mainstream Horror;Pulp Horror;Queer Horror;YA Horror;Popular Culture;The Arts: World Literature

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Horror Fiction in the 20th Century: Exploring Literature's Most Chilling Genre

Author(s): Nevins, Jess;
Contributors: Nevins, Jess;
Abstract:

Providing an indispensable resource for academics as well as readers interested in the evolution of horror fiction in the 20th century, this book provides a readable yet critical guide to global horror fiction and authors.

Horror Fiction in the 20th Century encompasses the world of 20th-century horror literature and explores it in a critical but balanced fashion. Readers will be exposed to the world of horror literature, a truly global phenomenon during the 20th century.

Beginning with the modern genre's roots in the 19th century, the book proceeds to cover 20th-century horror literature in all of its manifestations, whether in comics, pulps, paperbacks, hardcover novels, or mainstream magazines, and from every country that produced it. The major horror authors of the century receive their due, but the works of many authors who are less well-known or who have been forgotten are also described and analyzed. In addition to providing critical assessments and judgments of individual authors and works, the book describes the evolution of the genre and the major movements within it.

Horror Fiction in the 20th Century stands out from its competitors and will be of interest to its readers because of its informed critical analysis, its unprecedented coverage of female authors and writers of color, and its concise historical overview.


  • Covers both the best-known authors of horror literature and a large number of lesser-known or forgotten authors whose work would reward searching out by modern readers
  • Is unprecedented in its coverage of international horror literature and includes dozens of authors whose horror fiction has never before been translated into English
  • Covers the major 20th century developments and movements within horror literature in one volume, in a linear and chronological manner
  • Is a corrective to decades of sexist, racist, colonialist, and provincial horror criticism

SortTitle: horror fiction in the 20th century: exploring literature's most chilling genre
Keyword(s): 19th Century Horror; Benchley, Peter; British Versus American Horror; Comic Book Horror; Cosmic Horror; Gothic Romances; International Horror; King, Stephen; Mainstream Horror; Pulp Horror; Queer Horror; YA Horror; Popular Culture; The Arts: World Literature
Author Info:
Jess Nevinsauthor

Jess Nevins is an instruction and reference librarian at Lone Star College-Tomball.

eISBN-13: 9781440862069
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Print ISBN-13: 9781440862052
Imprint: Praeger
Pages: 296
Publication Date: 20200131

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