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              Tales of Terror: The Supernatural Poem Since 1800
               

              Tales of Terror: The Supernatural Poem Since 1800 (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Annotated edition)

              By Rutherford, Brett

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              This annotated edition of 65 memorable supernatural-themed poems is a modern sequel to Matthew Gregory Lewis's famous 1801 poetry anthology, Tales of Wonder. Treasures in this volume include two translations of scenes from Goethe's Faust by Coleridge and Shelley; supernatural ver...ses and ballads gleaned from Sir Walter Scott's Waverly novels; Shelley's supernatural poems, both juvenile and mature; Longfellow sharing ghost stories from The Song of Hiawatha, and fierce legends from Norse myth and history; all of the overtly supernatural poems of Edgar Allan Poe; Robert Browning's famed Pied Piper of Hamelin ; Christina Rossetti's delicious Goblin Market ; and a feast of shuddery French, Russian, and German poems in translation from Hugo, Heine, Gautier, Baudelaire, Pushkin and Sologub. For the poetry lover, and the fan of supernatural literature, this book is a year-round Halloween treat of entertaining and alarming poems to read aloud - bedtime stories for very bad children. For the scholar of the Gothic, the volume presents an intriguing array of poems that range from overtly entertaining Gothic narratives, to works that employ the devices of the Gothic for other ends, social, political or personal. The book also includes an annotated bibliography of source materials on the supernatural and Gothic in poetry.
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              ISBN 9780922558803
              Released NZ 8 Mar 2015
              Publisher Poet's Press
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Tales of Terror
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              Tales of Terror: The Supernatural Poem Since 1800, Volume 2
               

              Tales of Terror: The Supernatural Poem Since 1800, Volume 2 (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Annotated edition)

              By Rutherford, Brett

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              This annotated edition of 176 supernatural-themed poems is the second part of a modern sequel to Matthew Gregory Lewis's famous 1801 poetry anthology, Tales of Wonder. As might be expected, several of the best-known horror writers who were also poets are here, including H.P. Love...craft, Clark Ashton Smith, and Frank Belknap Long. But surprises abound as ghosts, goblins, fairies, monsters, and cosmic doom escape the pens of poets from the United States, Britain, Ireland, Australia, Switzerland, and Germany. Treasures to be found in this volume include the lore of The Flying Dutchman, arctic werewolves, an octopus-woman, a rampaging Sphinx, malevolent fairies, house ghosts, a painting fatal to look upon, Santa Claus's evil cousin, the Phantom of the Opera, mad scientist Nikola Tesla, women scorned with revenge in mind - plus the inevitable sea serpents, Gorgons, vampires, and the hungry slime mold that ate Providence, Rhode Island. This volume samples the best supernatural-themed poems from the 1890s to about 1930, and then leaps forward to offer over a hundred pages of Gothic works by contemporary poets working in a variety of styles. For the poetry lover, and for the fan of supernatural literature, this book is a year-round Halloween treat of entertaining and alarming poems to read aloud - bedtime stories for very bad children. For the scholar of the Gothic, it presents an intriguing array of poems that range from overtly entertaining Gothic narratives, to works that employ the devices of the Gothic for other ends, social, political, or personal. The book also includes a cumulative bibliography of source materials on the supernatural and Gothic in poetry.
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              ISBN 9780922558841
              Released NZ 11 Apr 2016
              Publisher Poet's Press
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              Series Tales of Terror
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