Published in 1927: The purpose of the present work is consequently to serve as a guide to English horror-romanticism and by presenting the chief materials used by it and grouping them according to the various themes employed, to show how the main romantic movement that began at the turn of the century and is represented in all shorter expositions of the subject as a suddenly bursting wave, as a kid of spontaneous revolution, is in all essentials the outcome of an organic development with widely spread roots that penetrate deep into the past.
Table of Contents
1. The Haunted Castle 2. Matthew Gregory Lewis 3. Later Developments of the Picture of The Haunted Castle 4. The Criminal Monk 5. The Wandering Jew and The Problem of Never-Ending Life 6. The Byronic Hero 7. Ghosts and Demoniac Beings 8. Incest and Romantic Eroticism 9. The Young and Heroine and Other Characters 10. Other Themes 11. Suspense and Terror