The Oxford Book of Gothic Tales (Oxford Books of Prose & Verse)

4,17 valoración promedio
( 735 valoraciones por Goodreads )
 
9780199561537: The Oxford Book of Gothic Tales (Oxford Books of Prose & Verse)

Brimming with tales of terror, suspense, and the uncanny, this work offers a collection devoted to the best of the Gothic genre. Each story contains the common elements of the gothic talea warped sense of time, a claustrophobic setting, a link to archaic modes of thought, and the impression of a descent into disintegration. Yet taken together, they reveal the progression of the genre from stories of feudal villains amid crumbling ruins to a greater level of sophistication in which writers brought the gothic tale out of its medieval setting, and placed it in the contemporary world. Bringing together the work of such writers as Eudora Welty, Thomas Hardy, Edgar Allan Poe, William Faulkner, Arthur Conan Doyle, Joyce Carol Oates, and Jorge Luis Borges, The Oxford Book of Gothic Tales presents a wide array of the sinister and unsettling for all lovers of ghost stories, fantasy, and horror.

"Sinopsis" puede pertenecer a otra edición de este libro.

About the Author:

Chris Baldick, Goldsmiths' College, University of London.

From Publishers Weekly:

The fog-enshrouded castle, the crumbling family manor; old secrets unveiled, curses cast, chains clanking, fear and trembling; dread, decay, disintegration, death--each of these trademarks of the well-made Gothic tale is vividly represented in this comprehensive anthology. Informatively introduced and chronologically arranged, the 37 stories showcase the Gothic tradition from its late-18th-century inception up to the present. Included are genre classics from such illustrious practitioners as Poe, Hawthorne, Lovecraft and McGrath, as well as gems from literary masters like Faulkner, Welty, Oates and Borges, all of whom dabble(d) to fine effect in the form. Among the highlights are "The Parricide Punished," an anonymous entry from 1799 set in an enormous castle and narrated by a guest whose visit becomes a waking nightmare; Eden Glasgow's "Jordan's End," in which a long history of family madness gives rise to a most untimely death; F. M. Mayor's "Miss DeMannering of Asham," the story of two women on holiday who get more local color than they bargained for when they learn the shocking truth about DeMannering's dead infant; and especially Ray Russell's bizarre "Sardonicus," whose title character gives the kind of villainous performance that evokes Vincent Price in his horror-movie heyday.
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc.

"Sobre este título" puede pertenecer a otra edición de este libro.

Comprar nuevo Ver libro

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America

Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

Añadir al carrito

Los mejores resultados en AbeBooks

1.

Chris Baldick
Editorial: Oxford University Press, United Kingdom (2009)
ISBN 10: 0199561532 ISBN 13: 9780199561537
Nuevos Paperback Cantidad: 10
Librería
The Book Depository
(London, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Oxford University Press, United Kingdom, 2009. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Reissue. Language: English . Brand New Book. The Gothic tale has been with us for over two hundred years, but this collection is the first to illustrate the continuing strength of this special fictional tradition from its origins in the late eighteenth century. Gothic fiction is generally identified from Horace Walpole s Castle of Otranto and the works of Ann Radcliffe, and with heroes and heroines menaced by feudal villains amid crumbling ruins. While the repertoire of claustrophobic settings, gloomy themes, and threatening atmosphere established the Gothic genre, later writers from Poe onwards achieved an ever greater sophistication, and a shift in emphasis from cruelty to decadence. Modern Gothic is distinguished by its imaginative variety of voice, from the chilling depiction of a disordered mind to the sinister suggestion of vampirism. This anthology brings together the work of writers such as Le Fanu, Hawthorne, Hardy, Faulkner, and Borges with their earliest literary forebears, and emphasizes the central role of women writers from Anna Laetitia Aikin to Isabel Allende and Angela Carter. While the Gothic tale shares some characteristics with the ghost story and tales of horror and fantasy, the present volume triumphantly celebrates the distinctive features that define this powerful and unsettling literary form. Nº de ref. de la librería AOP9780199561537

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 9,76
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

2.

Chris Baldick
Editorial: Oxford University Press, U.S.A. 2009-05-07 (2009)
ISBN 10: 0199561532 ISBN 13: 9780199561537
Nuevos Cantidad: 5
Librería
Chiron Media
(Wallingford, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Oxford University Press, U.S.A. 2009-05-07, 2009. Estado de conservación: New. Brand new book, sourced directly from publisher. Dispatch time is 24-48 hours from our warehouse. Book will be sent in robust, secure packaging to ensure it reaches you securely. Nº de ref. de la librería NU-BER-00035748

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 7,68
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 3,36
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

3.

Chris Baldick
Editorial: Oxford University Press, U.S.A. 2009-05-07 (2009)
ISBN 10: 0199561532 ISBN 13: 9780199561537
Nuevos Cantidad: 5
Librería
Chiron Media
(Wallingford, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Oxford University Press, U.S.A. 2009-05-07, 2009. Estado de conservación: New. Brand new book, sourced directly from publisher. Dispatch time is 24-48 hours from our warehouse. Book will be sent in robust, secure packaging to ensure it reaches you securely. Nº de ref. de la librería NU-GRD-00476708

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 7,85
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 3,36
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

4.

Chris Baldick
Editorial: Oxford University Press, United Kingdom (2009)
ISBN 10: 0199561532 ISBN 13: 9780199561537
Nuevos Paperback Cantidad: 10
Librería
The Book Depository US
(London, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Oxford University Press, United Kingdom, 2009. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Reissue. Language: English . Brand New Book. The Gothic tale has been with us for over two hundred years, but this collection is the first to illustrate the continuing strength of this special fictional tradition from its origins in the late eighteenth century. Gothic fiction is generally identified from Horace Walpole s Castle of Otranto and the works of Ann Radcliffe, and with heroes and heroines menaced by feudal villains amid crumbling ruins. While the repertoire of claustrophobic settings, gloomy themes, and threatening atmosphere established the Gothic genre, later writers from Poe onwards achieved an ever greater sophistication, and a shift in emphasis from cruelty to decadence. Modern Gothic is distinguished by its imaginative variety of voice, from the chilling depiction of a disordered mind to the sinister suggestion of vampirism. This anthology brings together the work of writers such as Le Fanu, Hawthorne, Hardy, Faulkner, and Borges with their earliest literary forebears, and emphasizes the central role of women writers from Anna Laetitia Aikin to Isabel Allende and Angela Carter. While the Gothic tale shares some characteristics with the ghost story and tales of horror and fantasy, the present volume triumphantly celebrates the distinctive features that define this powerful and unsettling literary form. Nº de ref. de la librería AOP9780199561537

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 11,37
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

5.

Chris Baldick
Editorial: Oxford University Press, U.S.A. 2009-05-07 (2009)
ISBN 10: 0199561532 ISBN 13: 9780199561537
Nuevos Paperback Cantidad: 5
Librería
Chiron Media
(Wallingford, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Oxford University Press, U.S.A. 2009-05-07, 2009. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería NU-OUP-00099303

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 9,11
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 3,36
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

6.

Baldick, Chris
Editorial: Oxford University Press (2009)
ISBN 10: 0199561532 ISBN 13: 9780199561537
Nuevos Tapa blanda Cantidad: > 20
Librería
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Oxford University Press, 2009. Estado de conservación: New. 2009. 2nd Edition. Paperback. A fresh contemporary look for the first anthology to trace the strength and diversity of Gothic fiction from its origins in the eighteenth century, with authors as diverse as Edgar Allan Poe, Thomas Hardy, Jorge Luis Borges, and Angela Carter. Editor(s): Baldick, Chris. Series: Oxford Books of Prose & Verse. Num Pages: 560 pages. BIC Classification: DQ; FC; FK. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 197 x 131 x 35. Weight in Grams: 408. . . . . . . Nº de ref. de la librería V9780199561537

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 12,77
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
De Irlanda a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

7.

Chris Baldick
Editorial: OUP Oxford (2009)
ISBN 10: 0199561532 ISBN 13: 9780199561537
Nuevos Tapa blanda Cantidad: 7
Librería
Valoración
[?]

Descripción OUP Oxford, 2009. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería EH9780199561537

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 9,82
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 2,99
De Alemania a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

8.

Baldick, Chris
ISBN 10: 0199561532 ISBN 13: 9780199561537
Nuevos Cantidad: > 20
Librería
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción 2009. PAP. Estado de conservación: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Nº de ref. de la librería VU-9780199561537

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 9,67
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 3,39
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

9.

Chris Baldick
Editorial: OUP Oxford (2009)
ISBN 10: 0199561532 ISBN 13: 9780199561537
Nuevos Paperback Cantidad: > 20
Librería
The Monster Bookshop
(Fleckney, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción OUP Oxford, 2009. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. BRAND NEW ** SUPER FAST SHIPPING FROM UK WAREHOUSE ** 30 DAY MONEY BACK GUARANTEE. Nº de ref. de la librería mon0000207754

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 10,86
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 2,24
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

10.

Chris Baldick
Editorial: Oxford University Press
ISBN 10: 0199561532 ISBN 13: 9780199561537
Nuevos Cantidad: > 20
Librería
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Oxford University Press. Estado de conservación: New. Brand New. Nº de ref. de la librería 0199561532

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 10,27
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 2,98
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

Existen otras copia(s) de este libro

Ver todos los resultados de su búsqueda