Grim Phantasms: Fear in Poe's Short Fiction

1st Edition

Michael L. Burduck

Published June 18, 2019
Reference - 170 Pages
ISBN 9781138501898 - CAT# Y371952
Series: Routledge Library Editions: The American Novel

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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.


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