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eBook Horror Stories: Classic Tales from Hoffmann to Hodgson (Oxford World's Classics) epub
  • ISBN: 0199685436
  • Author: Darryl Jones
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Subcategory: Genre Fiction
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press; 1 edition (October 1, 2014)
  • Pages: 544 pages
  • ePUB size: 1250 kb
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Darryl Jones has taught at Trinity College Dublin since 1994. Prior to this he taught in the University of Lodz, Poland.

Darryl Jones has taught at Trinity College Dublin since 1994. He has held Visiting Professorships at Dartmouth College, New Hampshire, Babes Bolyai University, Cluj, Transylvania, and Tongji University, Shanghai.

This horror classic has some very well-done elements. I like how the 'rough' talk of the huntsmen and their guides is contrasted with the lovely and evocative descriptions of nature. Blackwood does an excellent job of conjuring up the vastness and mystery of the untamed North American wilderness.

This anthology consists of twenty-nine horror stories from the long 19th .

Jones also discusses the importance of periodicals in that era, and tells us that around two-thirds of these stories first appeared in those.

Back to Our Shelves . Horror Stories: Classic Tales from Hoffmann to. .Darryl Jones's lively introduction discusses horror's literary evolution and its articulation of cultural preoccupations and anxieties. Horror Stories: Classic Tales from Hoffmann to Hodgson (Oxford World’s Classics). The modern horror story grew and developed across the nineteenth century, embracing categories as diverse as ghost stories, the supernatural and psychological horror, medical and scientific horror, colonial horror, and tales of the uncanny and precognition. This anthology brings together twenty-nine of the greatest horror stories of the period, from 1816 to 1912, from the British, Irish, American, and European traditions.

Classic Tales from Hoffmann to Hodgson. Oxford World's Classics. A unique and wide-ranging anthology of horror fiction from the Victorian and Edwardian periods, that embraces the diversity of the genre to showcase its terrifying achievements. Includes all horror types-from supernatural tales and ghost stories, to scientific, psychological, and colonial horror-and writers from the British, Irish, European, and American traditions.

Darryl Jones's lively introduction discusses horror's literary evolution and its articulation of cultural preoccupations and anxieties. These are stories guaranteed to freeze the blood, revolt the senses, and keep you awake at night: prepare to be terrified! Specifications. Oxford University Press, USA. Book Format.

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The modern horror story grew and developed across the nineteenth century, embracing categories as diverse as ghost stories, the supernatural and psychological horror, medical and scientific horror, colonial horror, and tales of the uncanny and precognition. It ranges widely across the sub-genres to encompass authors whose terror-inducing powers remain unsurpassed.

Horror Stories: Classic Tales from Hoffmann to Hodgson Jones Darryl Oxford Academ 9780199685431 : This anthology brings together 29 of the greatest horror stories from the British, Irish, Amer. It ranges widely across diverse sub-genres including the supernatural, psychological and tales of the uncanny, and features established classics as well as little-known works.

Includes chronology and explanatory notes. The modern horror story grew and developed across the nineteenth century, embracing categories as diverse as ghost stories, supernatural and psychological horror, medical and scientific horrors, colonial horror, and tales of mystery and premonition. This anthology brings together 29 of the greatest horror stories of the period from 1816 to 1912, from the British, Irish, American, and European traditions.

The modern horror story grew and developed across the nineteenth century, embracing categories as diverse as ghost stories, the supernatural and psychological horror, medical and scientific horror, colonial horror, and tales of the uncanny and precognition. This anthology brings together twenty-nine of the greatest horror stories of the period, from 1816 to 1912, from the British, Irish, American, and European traditions. It ranges widely across the sub-genres to encompass authors whose terror-inducing powers remain unsurpassed. The book includes stories by some of the best writers of the century -- Hoffmann, Poe, Balzac, Dickens, Hawthorne, Melville, and Zola -- as well as established genre classics from M. R. James, Arthur Machen, Bram Stoker, Algernon Blackwood, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, and others. It includes rare and little-known pieces by writers such as William Maginn, Francis Marion Crawford, W. F. Harvey, and William Hope Hodgson, and shows the important role played by periodicals in popularizing the horror story. Wherever possible, stories are reprinted in their first published form, with background information about their authors and helpful, contextualizing annotation. Darryl Jones's lively introduction discusses horror's literary evolution and its articulation of cultural preoccupations and anxieties. These are stories guaranteed to freeze the blood, revolt the senses, and keep you awake at night: prepare to be terrified!
Comments: (2)
Ka
Darryl Jones, in his introduction to this anthology of stories from the OUP, traces the horror/terror binary, ostensibly to distinguish two different types of tales. Terror is "numinous,metaphysical dread", horror "shocking, often disgusting revelation" (p. xvi). Further commentators such as Ann Radcliffe and Stephen King throw in their two cents, but the distinction becomes increasingly murky. Nonetheless most would agree that horror stories should scare. And by this criteria the stories chosen here have only intermittent success.

Jones writes that he was "mindful of balancing the most important and influential writers and stories...with some rarer and more unusual stories". Including the canonical with the eccentric is an admirable goal; unfortunately this creates an uneven level of quality as forgotten stories often have a good reason for being so.

Hoffmann's "The Sandman" is unquestionably important (having inspired Offenbach, Delibes and Freud) but is ultimately more comic than frightening. The following two stories read like negligible rarities. Only when we get to Balzac, Poe and Le Fanu do we enter the realm of creepy classics, but these stories are all much anthologized.

Very few of the following stories can't be easily found in many other collections, and those that cannot may not be sufficient justification to add this volume to a prior collection of like tales. For the novice, however, this book is a good place to start, what with Machen's "Tale of the White Powder", MR James's "Count Magnus", Crawford's "For the Blood is the Life", Benson's "The Room in the Tower", and that most perfect yet most anthologized tale of the supernatural, WW Jacob's "The Monkey's Paw", all under one roof.

It must be added that the volume is of perfect dimensions, with thick paper and a sewn-in ribbon bookmark, which makes it a pleasure to read. All in all, a useful if not necessary addition to the library of horror.
Najinn
This is the only horror compilation I could find that contains The Wendigo by Algernon Blackwood.
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