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.
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
The 16 volumes in this set, originally published between 1963 and 1996, explore the American Novel, with a focus on several of the most influential authors in U.S. history. The volumes examine the works of Mark Twain, Edgar Allan Poe, Emily Dickinson, William Faulkner and F. Scott Fitzgerald. The titles in this set also explore the recurring themes in American Literature, particularly that of the ‘American Dream’. This set will be of interest to students of Literature and American History.