SUPERNATURAL FICTION WRITERS: FANTASY AND HORROR. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, . Large octavo, two volumes: pp [i-vi] vii-xix [xx] [1-2] 3-519 [520-524: blank]; [i-iv] [1-2] 523-1169 [1170-1172: blank], double columns, boards. First edition. Bio-critical essays by sixty-two contributors on Arthurian Romances, the Arabian Nights, and 146 individual writers. With a few exceptions, coverage is limited to selected American, British, French, and German writers with emphasis on English-language fiction from the classic Gothic period to the moderns. Structure is similar to Bleiler's SCIENCE FICTION WRITERS (1982). A major collection of articles, many evaluating the works and historical position of writers rarely or never discussed in such detail. An important supplement to Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural (1986) that provides minimal or no coverage for many of these writers. "... a major modern source for critical evaluations of writers of the fantastic ...." - Burgess, Reference Guide to Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror 57. Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 7-35. Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 6-20. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 6-20. A fine set in nearly fine dust jackets with light wear at edges. (#138576).
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