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Grim Phantasms
Fear in Poe's Short Fiction

ISBN 9781138501898
Published June 18, 2019 by Routledge
174 Pages

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Book Description

This title, originally published in 1992, presents an assessment of Poe’s short stories that treat horror, and more specifically how he manipulated the conventions of that horror to register subtly on the fears and phobias of his reading audiences. Short-stories examined include The Black Cat, Hop-Frog and Morella. This title also explores the theories of Stephen King and Benjamin Rush on the horror genre. This title will be of great interest to students of American Literature.

Table of Contents

Series Editor’s Preface;  Preface;  Acknowledgments;  1. Poe, Gothic Fiction, and Fear  2. Aesthetic and Scientific Theories: Stephen King, Benjamin Rush, and Fear  3. Poe’s Fiction of Fear  4. Poe’s Fiction of Fear in Retrospect;  Selected Bibliography;  Index

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