American Supernatural Fiction: From Edith Wharton to the "Weird Tales" Writers

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First published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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First published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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Eight original essays examine 20th-century contributors to the long American heritage of spooky tales. Considering both well known and obscure writers, they discuss the transition from Victorian to modern, creating beauty from the horrors of reality, Lovecraft's fiction of materialism and cosmic indifferentism, the future of the genre, and other topics. No introduction or index. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Table of Contents

Series Editor's Preface
Transitions from Victorian to Modern: The Supernatural Stories of Mary Wilkins Freeman and Edith Wharton 3
The Wandering Ghosts of F. Marion Crawford 43
Fantasy and Outre Themes in the Short Fiction of Edward Lucas White and Henry S. Whitehead 59
The Struggle to Create Beauty from the Horrors of Reality: David H. Keller's Fantasy Stories 77
H. P. Lovecraft: The Fiction of Materialism 141
Cosmic Indifferentism in the Fiction of H. P. Lovecraft 167
Outside the Human Aquarium: The Fantastic Imagination of Clark Ashton Smith 229
Can the Supernatural Story Survive? 253
Contributors 261
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