Encyclopedia of Fantasy and Horror Fiction

Encyclopedia of Fantasy and Horror Fiction

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Baker & Taylor
Presents alphabetical entries covering important works and authors in the fields fantasy and horror fiction.

Book News
Organized alphabetically, this reference contains hundreds of entries describing major authors and works in the genres of fantasy and horror fiction. The volume is aimed primarily at high school and college literature students. Supplementary materials found at the back include a glossary of terms, a bibliography of secondary sources, and a list of winners of major writing awards. D'Ammassa is a professional writer and book reviewer specializing in contemporary science fiction. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Blackwell North Amer
An authoritative guide to the history and current state of fantasy and horror fiction, this encyclopedia includes entries on the major writers and works in the genres, a glossary of fantasy and horror terms, a bibliography of secondary sources, a list of the winners of major writing awards, and bibliographies for all writers discussed.
Coverage includes: pivotal writers, such as Roald Dahl, Charles Dickens, Stephen King, C. S. Lewis, H. P. Lovecraft, Edgar Allen Poe, R. L. Stine, Bram Stoker, J. R. R. Tolkien, and others; fantasy and horror works recognized as standards on high school reading lists, such as Frankenstein, Gulliver's Travels, "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge," and The Picture of Dorian Gray; best sellers and new classics, such as each volume of the Harry Potter series and of Philip Pullman's trilogy, His Dark Materials; and perennial favorites, such as each volume of the Lord of the Rings trilogy and of the Narnia series, The Wizard of Oz, Peter Pan, and many more. This book provides an in-depth examination of the literary realm of elves, vampires, unicorns, ghosts, magic, and more and is sure to delight and intrigue any reader.

Facts on File
Encyclopedia of Fantasy and Horror Fiction provides comprehensive coverage of the major authors and works in these popular genres. Each entry includes a brief discussion of the author's life and work and includes a full bibliography. Each entry on a particular work also analyzes its literary merits and place within the tradition of fantasy and horror.

This essential volume focuses on hundreds of writers, including many whose work is taught in high school and college, such as C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, Stephen King, Edgar Allan Poe, H.P. Lovecraft, R.L. Stine, and Bram Stoker. Encyclopedia of Fantasy and Horror Fiction also includes entries on such works as the Harry Potter series, The Chronicles of Narnia, The Lord of the Rings, and many more.

Coverage includes:
  • Pivotal writers, such as Roald Dahl, Charles Dickens, Stephen King, C.S. Lewis, H.P. Lovecraft, Edgar Allan Poe, R.L. Stine, Bram Stoker, J.R.R. Tolkien, and others
  • Fantasy and horror works recognized as standards on high school reading lists, such as Frankenstein, Gulliver's Travels, "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge," and The Picture of Dorian Gray
  • Best sellers and new classics, such as each volume of the Harry Potter series and of Philip Pullman's trilogy, His Dark Materials
  • Perennial favorites, such as each volume of The Lord of the Rings trilogy and of The Chronicles of Narnia series, The Wizard of Oz, Peter Pan, and many more.
Written by a well-known writer of horror and science fiction, Encyclopedia of Fantasy and Horror Fiction provides an in-depth examination of the literary realm of elves, vampires, unicorns, ghosts, magic, and more and is sure to delight and intrigue any reader.

Publisher: New York, NY : Facts On File, Inc., c2006
ISBN: 9780816061921
0816061920
Branch Call Number: 809.3873803 DAM
Characteristics: viii, 488 p. ; 25 cm

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