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Monster, She Wrote

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Monster, She Wrote by Lisa Kröger and Melanie R. Anderson
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Sep 17, 2019 | ISBN 9781683691389
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Praise

“Inspired not only in the way it explores what the off-kilter, the monstrous and the half-known has meant to women for centuries but also in how it illuminates the often unusual lives of the women who crafted these dark worlds.”—BookPage

“Your necronomicon for all women writing horror.”—Book Riot

“The curatorial quality of a literary anthology, the historical rigor of an academic text, and the pleasure of a picture book.”—Tor.com

“A great gift for anyone fascinated with genre writing.”—SFX Magazine

“Straddling the divide between highly useful reference and compulsively readable stories about the writing lives of the women of horror, this book will keep you up all night (one way or another).”—Booklist, starred review

“It’s like if you’ve ever spent a night hopping from Wikipedia entry to Wikipedia entry…because you’re just devouring entry after entry…It’s so entertaining.”—BookRiot

“Presented in a breezy, conversational style that makes it easy to gobble up whole sections at a time…Anyone from casual fans to horror historians will benefit from reading this important book.”—Cemetery Dance

“This biographical index will reawaken readers’ admiration for established virtuosos of literary terror and inspire curiosity in lesser-known specialists in fictitious fear.”—Publishers Weekly

“An engrossing, eye-opening encyclopedia on the pioneering women who went against convention and broke down barriers to mold the horror fiction genre, thereby inspiring generations of writers and even filmmakers with their works.”Geeks of Doom

“A fantastic dive into the literary world’s spookiest stories and gives an impressive insight into the women behind such ghastly tales, all while laying out the history of horror.”But Why Tho?, 5 star review

“Unique, fascinating, informative…an extraordinary and unreservedly recommended addition to personal, community, college, and university library.”—Midwest Book Review

Table Of Contents

Introduction

PART ONE: THE FOUNDING MOTHERS
Margaret Cavendish: Mad Madge
Ann Radcliffe: Terror over Horror
Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley: The Original Goth Girl
Regina Maria Roche: Scandalizing Jane Austen
Mary Anne Radcliffe: Purveyor of Guts and Gore
Charlotte Dacre: Exhibitor of Murder and Harlotry

PART TWO: HAUNTING TALES
Elizabeth Gaskell: Ghosts Are Real
Charlotte Riddell: Born Storyteller
Amelia Edwards: The Most Learned Woman
Paula E. Hopkins: The Most Productive Writer
Vernon Lee: Ghostwriter à la Garçonne
Margaret Oliphant: Voice for the Dead
Edith Wharton: The Spine-Tingler

PART THREE: CULT OF THE OCCULT
Marjorie Bowen: Scribe of the Supernatural
L. T. Meade: Maker of Female Masterminds
Alice Askew: Casualty of War
Margery Lawrence: Speaker to the Spirits
Dion Fortune: Britian’s Psychic Defender

PART FOUR: THE WOMEN WHO WROTE THE PULPS
Margaret St. Clair: Exploring Our Depths
Catherine Lucille Moore: Space Vamp Queen
Mary Elizabeth Counselman: Deep South Storyteller
Gertrude Barrows Bennett: Seer of the Unseen
Everil Worrell: Night Writer
Eli Colter: Keeping the Wild West Weird

PART FIVE: HAUNTING THE HOME
Dorothy Macardle: Chronicler of Pain and Loss
Shirley Jackson: The Queen of Horror
Daphne du Maurier: The Dame of Dread
Toni Morrison: Haunted by History
Elizabeth Engstrom: Monstrosity in the Mundane

PART SIX: PAPERBACK HORROR
Joanne Fischmann: Recipes for Fear
Ruby Jean Jensen: Where Evil Meets Innocence
V. C. Andrews: Nightmares in the Attic
Kathe Koja: Kafka of the Weird
Lisa Tuttle: Adversary for the Devil
Tanith Lee: Rewriting Snow White

PART SEVEN: THE NEW GOTHS
Anne Rice: Queen of the Damned
Helen Oyeyemi: Teller of Feminist Fairy Tales
Susan Hill: Modern Gothic Ghost Maker
Sarah Waters: Welcome to the Dark SОance
Angela Carter: Teller of Bloody Fables
Jewelle Gomez: Afrofuturist Horrorist

PART EIGHT: THE FUTURE OF HORROR AND SPECULATIVE FICTION
The New Weird: Lovecraft Revisited and Revised
The New Vampire: Polishing the Fangs
The New Haunted House: Home, Deadly Home
The New Apocalypse: This Is the End (Again)
The New Serial Killer: Sharper Weapons, Sharper Victims

Glossary
Notes
Suggested Reading
Index
Acknowledgments

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