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Horror Literature through History [2 volumes]

This two-volume set offers comprehensive coverage of horror literature that spans its deep history, dominant themes, significant works, and major authors, such as Stephen King, Edgar Allan Poe, and Anne Rice, as well as lesser-known horror writers. * Describes horror literature during different periods, thus helping readers understand the roots of modern horror literature, how works of horror have engaged social issues, and how horror has evolved over time * Connects horror literature to popular culture through sidebars on film adaptations, television shows, video games, and other nonliterary, popular culture topics * Includes excerpts from selected literary works that exemplify topics discussed in the entries that support English language arts standards by enabling students to read these excerpts critically in light of the entries * Prompts students to consider the nature of horror as a genre, the relationship of horror literature and social issues, and how horror literature intersects with mainstream supernatural concerns, such as religion
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Matt Cardin is an English and philosophy/religion instructor at Ranger College in Stephenville, TX.


"The contributors' entries are well written and offer bibliographies for further reading. A detailed, 80-page index completes the set. Highly recommended for scholars at all levels, fans of the genre, and the curious. Summing Up: Recommended. High school students through researchers/faculty; general readers." - Choice "Fascinating, informative, jargon-free entries on horror literature from knowledgeable contributors. . . . Perfect for those delving into an area with which they are unfamiliar. VERDICT High school students, undergraduates, or general readers with an interest in the topic will find this a valuable resource." - Library Journal "Overall, this encyclopedia does an excellent job of presenting the topic historically, broadly, and definitively in its three-part division of content. I highly recommend this resource as a reference work in high school and academic libraries." - ARBA "The fan and the scholar alike will find much of use in this fun, well-organized two-volume reference set. . . . Extremely informative in its content, easy to use, engaging in its writing style, Cardin's comprehensive and inclusive reference work not only solidly makes the case for horror's enduring importance in our lives, as humans, throughout history but also presents it in a package that is a pleasure to read." - Booklist, Starred Review "Matt Cardin's new, fascinating two-volume reference [is] Horror Literature Through History. As someone wanting to learn more about the horror genre, this essential and comprehensive encyclopedia is a godsend. . . . These essays are interesting in their subject matter and pleasantly informative. The book's contributors include seventy scholars and authors from around the world, giving the reader of Horror Literature Through History a new perspective on different aspects of horror that are as diverse as they are topical. Any reader would be hard-pressed not to add titles to their list of books they want to read. . . . Horror Literature Through History is an essential reference for horror fans that's both entertaining and educational." - Kirkus Reviews "Ladies and gentlemen, make space on your bookshelf for Matt Cardin's super-ambitious Horror Literature through History. . . . [An] indispensable reference book. . . . The book's three-part structure makes it ideal for research and educational reading, and it's a book every horror fiction fan should cherish like a treasure." - Rue Morgue

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