HORROR LITERATURE: A READER'S GUIDE. Neil Barron.

HORROR LITERATURE: A READER'S GUIDE.

New York & London: Garland Publishing, Inc., 1990. Octavo, pictorial boards. First edition. The first part of this major reference book is annotated checklists of horror literature; "The Early Gothic, 1762-1824" by Frederick S. Frank (112 entries); "The Later Gothic Tradition, 1825-96" by Brian Stableford (99 entries); "Early Modern Horror Fiction, 1897-1949" by Brian Stableford (218 entries); and "Contemporary Horror Fiction, 1950-88" by Keith Neilson [with Mike Ashley, Bentley Little and Brian Stableford] (363 entries). The second part of the book, pages 327-551, comprises "research aids" including "Horror on Film and Television" by Michael Klossner and "Fantasy and Horror Magazines" by Mike Ashley. Overall, a more balanced selection than Tymn (ed), Horror Literature (Bowker 1981), especially for the period from 1897 to the 1980s. The core collection list, pages 520-532, includes titles recommended by various genre authorities, including some that do not appear in the body of annotated entries. Includes title listings from Cawthorn and Moorcock, Fantasy: The 100 Best Books, Jones and Newman (eds), Horror: 100 Best Books, Pringle, Modern Fantasy: The Hundred Best Novels, and other sources. Intended as a companion volume to Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature (1990) that should be consulted for overlapping genre fiction, especially the pre-1956 period. Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 7-33. Burgess, Reference Guide to Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror 53. A nearly fine copy without dust jacket as issued. (21721). Item #21721

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