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By Danel Olson

Chosen via a ballot of greater than one hundred eighty Gothic experts, the works defined and evaluated in twenty first CENTURY GOTHIC signify the main striking Gothic novels and novellas written worldwide among the years 2000-2010.

Contributors of the fifty-three all-new essays comprise award-winning novelists, playwrights, biographers, editors, psychoanalysts, forensic psychologists, criminologists, movie students, humanities librarians, and plenty of of the main influential neo-Gothic literary critics of the final thirty years.

Designed for the Gothic fan, pupil, and critic alike, this large advisor additionally contains a perceptive foreword by way of Horror pupil S.T. Joshi and an both compelling advent via Gothic anthologist Danel Olson. Small B&W reproductions of the novels' airborne dirt and dust jackets preface each one lengthy unique essay (often of works that experience had as but little sustained serious attention), and 3 appendices identify experts and members, honorable mentions, and novel e-book information.

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Chapter 13 (which follows directly on the gory death of a student in a St. Andrews tunnel) features a dream with Dante as a boy running full tilt through a field. He is aware that he is dreaming but is unable to wake up or to prevent himself from losing his balance and tripping, “straight as a stone dropped into a well,”3 into the mouth of a pipe in the middle of the field. His speed and the force of his fall jam his shoulders fast into the pipe. He is unable to do any more than flex his hands and kick his feet against its sides, his screams vanishing into the inky depths.

Angel Maker, 131–134. 19. See Paul O’Flinn, “Production and Reproduction: The Case of Frankenstein,” in Botting, Frankenstein, 21–47. 20. Angel Maker, 196. 21. Angel Maker, 198–199. 22. Shelley, Frankenstein, 213. 23. Shelley, Frankenstein, 53. 24. Angel Maker, 328–341. 25. Angel Maker, 342–344. 26. Angel Maker, 341–346. indb 13 12/2/10 1:21 PM CHAPTER 2 The Sleep of Reason GOTHIC THEMES IN BANQUET FOR THE DAMNED BY ADAM L. G. NEVILL James Marriott Perhaps no visual representation of night terrors has been as influential as Fuseli’s The Nightmare.

Frank (New York: Broadview, 2003), 65–70. 8. Denise Gigante, On Life: Organic Form and Romanticism (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2009), 156. 9. Here I quote the book itself from Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus: The 1818 Text, ed. James Rieger, Phoenix edition (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1982), 47. 10. See Anne K. Mellor, “A Feminist Critique of Science,” in Frankenstein: Contemporary Critical Essays, ed. Fred Botting (London: Macmillan, 1995), 107–139.

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