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Archive for the ‘Chris Baldick’ Category

Chris Baldick & Robert Morrison – John Polidori: The Vampyre & Others

Posted by demonik on January 15, 2010

Chris Baldick & Robert Morrison  (eds.) – John Polidori:  The Vampyre & Other Tales Of The Macabre (Oxford University Press, 2008)

Notes On The Text
Selected Bibliography
Chronology Of The Magazines

John Polidori – The Vampyre
Horace Smith – Sir Guy Eveling’s Dream
William Carleton – Confessions Of A Reformed Ribbonman
Edward Bulwer – Monos And Daimonos
Allan Cunningham – The Master Of Logan
Anonymous – The Victim
James Hogg – Some Terrible Letters From Scotland
Anonymous – The Curse
Anonymous – Life In Death
N. P. Willis – My Hobby, —- Rather
Catherine Gore – The Red Man
Charles Lever – Post-Mortem Recollections Of A Medical Lecturer
Letitia E. Landon – The Bride Of Lindorf
Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu – Passage In The Secret History Of An Irish Countess

Appendix A: Preliminaries for The Vampyre
Appendix B: Note On The Vampyre
Appendix C: Lord Byron, by Augustus Darvell
Bibliographical Notes
Explanatory Notes

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Robert Morrison & Chris Baldick – Tales Of Terror From ‘Blackwood’s Magazine

Posted by demonik on January 12, 2010

Robert Morrison & Chris Baldick (ed’s.) – Tales Of Terror From ‘Blackwood’s Magazine (Oxford University Press, 1996)

Robert Morrison & Chris Baldick – Introduction
Note on the Text
Select Bibliography
Chronology of Blackwood’s Magazine

‘P. F.’ (Patrick Fraser-Tytler) – Sketch of a Tradition Related by a Monk in Switzerland (June, 1817)
‘Tweedside’ (Sir Walter Scott) – Narrative of a Fatal Event (March, 1818)
Anon. (John Wilson) – Extracts from Gosschen’s Diary (Aug., 1818)
‘E.’ (Daniel Keyte Sandford) – A Night in the Catacombs (Oct., 1818)
Anon. (John Galt) – The Buried Alive (Oct., 1821)
Anon. (John Howison) – The Floating Beacon (Oct., 1821)
Anon (William Maginn) – The Man in the Bell (Nov., 1821)
Anon – The Last Man (March, 1826)
Anon (Henry Thomson) – Le Revenant (Apr., 1827)
Anon (Catherine Sinclair) – The Murder Hole (Feb., 1829)
Anon (Michael Scott) – Heat and Thirst, —A Scene in Jamaica (June, 1830)
By “The Author of ‘First and Last’” (William Mudford) – The Iron Shroud (August, 1830)
‘The Ettrick Shepherd’ (James Hogg) – The Mysterious Bride (Dec., 1830)
‘Syphax’ (William Godwin the Younger) – The Executioner (Feb., 1832)
Anon (Samuel Warren) – A ‘Man about Town’ (Dec., 1830)
Anon (Samuel Warren) – The Spectre-Smitten (Feb., 1831)
Anon (Samuel Warren) – The Thunder-Struck and The Boxer (Sept., 1832)

Robert Morrison & Chris Baldick – Biographical Notes
Robert Morrison & Chris Baldick – Explanatory Notes.

The tales of terror and hysteria published in the heyday (1817-32) of Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine became a literary legend in the nineteenth century. Blackwood’s was the most important and influential literary-political journal of its time, and a major institution not just in Scottish letters but in the development of British and American Romanticism. Intemperate in political polemic and feared for its literary assassinations, the magazine became just as notorious for the shocking power of its fictional offerings. These set a new standard of concentrated dread and precisely calculated alarm, and were to establish themselves as a landmark in the development of the short magazine story. The influence of Blackwood’s quickly reached many major authors, including Dickens, Emily Bronte, Robert Browning, and Edgar Allan Poe. This edition selects some of the best and most representative tales from the magazine’s first fifteen years, including work by Walter Scott, James Hogg, and John Galt, alongside talented but now almost forgotten figures like William Mudford, William Godwin (son of the philosopher), and Samuel Warren. This book is intended for students of Romantic literature, Gothic, Sensational writing, of the nineteenth century.

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Chris Baldick – Oxford Book Of Gothic Tales

Posted by demonik on August 31, 2007

Chris Baldick (ed) – The Oxford Book Of Gothic Tales (OUP, 1992)


Oxford Book of Gothic Tales

Cover painting: Death the Bride, by T. C. Gotch,1854-1931.

Introduction – Chris Baldick

Mrs. Anna Laetitia Aiken – Sir Bertrand: A Fragment (1773)
Richard Cumberland – The Poisoner Of Montremos (1791)
Anon – The Friar’s Tale (1792)
Juvenis’ – Raymond: A Fragment (1799)
Anon – The Parricide Punished (1799)
Anon – The Ruins Of The Abbey Of Fitz-Martin (1801)
Isaac Crookenden – The Vindictive Monk: Or, The Fatal Ring (1802)
Anon – The Astrologers Prediction, or The Maniac’s Fate (1826)
Petrus Borel – Andreas Vesalius The Anatomist (1833)
J. Wadham – Lady Eltringham Or The Castle Of Ratcliffe Cross (1836)
Edgar Allan Poe – The Fall Of The House Of Usher (1839)
Sheridan Le Fanu – A Chapter In The History Of A Tyrone Family (1839)
Nathaniel Hawthorne – Rappaccini’s Daughter (1844)
Bret Harte – Selina Sedilia (1865)
Jean-Ah Poquelin – George Washington Cable (1875)
Robert Louis Stevenson – Olalla (1885)
Thomas Hardy – Barbara Of The House Of Grebe (1891)
Marcel Schwob – Bloody Blanche (1892)
Charlotte Perkins Stetson – The Yellow Wall-Paper (1892)
Arthur Conan-Doyle – The Adventure Of The Speckled Band (1892)
E. Nesbit – Hurst Of hurstcote (1893)
Ambrose Bierce – A Vine On A House (1905)
Ellen Glasgow – Jordan’s End (1923)
H. P. Lovecraft – The Outsider (1926)
William Faulkner – A Rose For Emily (1930)
Clark Ashton Smith – A Rendezvous In Averoigne (1931)
Isak Dinesen – The Monkey (1934)
F. M. Mayor – Miss De Mannering Of Asham (1935)
Frederick Cowles – The Vampire Of Kaldenstein (1938)
Eudora Welty – Clytie (1941)
Ray Russell – Sardonicus (1961)
Alejandra Pizarnik – The Bloody Countess (1968)
Jorge Luis Borges – The Gospel According To Mark (1970)
Angela Carter – The Lady Of The House Of Love (1979)
Joyce Carol Oates – Secret Observations Of The Goat-Girl (1988)
Patrick McGrath – Blood Disease (1988)
Isabel Allende – If You Touched my Heart (1991)


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