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KiadóOxford University Press
Méret (cm)13.0x19.5x1.9
Nyelvi szintC2-anyanyelvi
Kiadás éve2009
SorozatOxford World\'s Classics
*The only mainstream anthology to bring together the defining Gothic tales of the 1890s
*Complements and deepens the context for the most enduring Gothic fiction of the period: Stevenson's Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde and Stoker's Dracula
*Mixes well-known authors with the more obscure and brings together stories usually only available in obscure editions or in single-author collections
*All texts derive from initial publication in the 1890s, rather than their subsequent, often revised, versions
*Notes provide short biographies of the authors and the introduction explains the diverse reasons for the Gothic revival

'He was a man of fairly firm fibre, but there was something in this sudden, uncontrollable shriek of horror which chilled his blood and pringled in his skin. Coming in such a place and at such an hour, it brought a thousand fantastic possibilities into
his head...'

The Victorian fin de siccle: the era of Decadence, The Yellow Book, the New Woman, the scandalous Oscar Wilde, the Empire on which the sun never set. This heady brew was caught nowhere better than in the revival of the Gothic tale in the late Victorian
age, where the undead walked and evil curses, foul murder, doomed inheritance and sexual menace played on the stretched nerves of the new mass readerships. This anthology collects together some of the most famous examples of the Gothic tale in the 1890s,
with stories by Arthur Conan Doyle, Vernon Lee, Henry James and Arthur Machen, as well as some lesser known yet superbly chilling tales from the era. The introduction explores the many reasons for the Gothic revival, and how it spoke to the anxieties of
the moment.
ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of
other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Readership: Readers and students of English literature, short stories, Gothic fiction, the supernatural, the uncanny, cultural studies,fin-de-siccle literature