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Author Braudy, Leo, author

Title Haunted : On Ghosts, Witches, Vampires, Zombies, and Other Monsters of the Natural and Supernatural Worlds
Published New Haven ; London : Yale University Press, [2016]
©2016
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 306 pages) : illustrations
Contents Cover; Half-title; Title; Copyright; Contents; Preface; 1 Shaping Fear; 2 Between Hope and Fear: Horror and Religion; 3 Terror, Horror, and the Cult of Nature; 4 Frankenstein, Robots, and Androids: Horror and the Manufactured Monster; 5 The Detective's Reason; 6 Jekyll and Hyde: The Monster from Within; 7 Dracula and the Haunted Present; 8 Horror in the Age of Visual Reproduction; Notes; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W; X; Y; Z; Illustrations
Summary "This book explores how fear has been shaped into images of monsters and monstrosity. From the Protestant Reformation to contemporary horror films and fiction, [Leo Braudy] explores four major types: the monster from nature (King Kong), the created monster (Frankenstein), the monster from within (Mr. Hyde), and the monster from the past (Dracula). Drawing upon deep historical and literary research, Braudy discusses the lasting presence of fearful imaginings in an age of scientific progress, viewing the detective genre as a rational riposte to the irrational world of the monstrous. 'Haunted' is a compelling and incisive work by a writer at the height of his powers"--Provided by publisher's website
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Monsters -- History
Monsters.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Folklore & Mythology.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0300224729 (electronic bk.)
9780300224726 (electronic bk.)
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