The Oxford Book of Gothic Tales

The Oxford Book of Gothic Tales by Chris Baldick
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ISBN
9780199561537
Date Released
Binding
Paperback
Pages
533
Dimensions
134 x 197 x 26mm
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Brimming with tales of terror, suspense, and the uncanny, this work offers the first collection devoted to the Gothic genre. Each story contains the common elements of the gothic tale--a warped sense of time, a claustrophobic setting, a link to archaic modes of thought, and the impression of a descent into disintegration. Yet taken together, they reveal the progression of the genre from stories of feudal villains amid crumbling ruins to a greater level of sophistication in which writers brought the gothic tale out of its medieval setting, and placed it in the contemporary world. Bringing together the work of such writers as Eudora Welty, Thomas Hardy, Edgar Allan Poe, William Faulkner, Arthur Conan Doyle, Joyce Carol Oates, and Jorge Luis Borges, The Oxford Book of Gothic Tales presents a wide array of the sinister and unsettling for all lovers of ghost stories, fantasy, and horror.
ISBN:
9780199561537
Publication Date:
07 / 05 / 2009
Pages:
533
Dimensions:
134 x 197 x 26mm

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