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More Deadly than the Male: Masterpieces from the Queens of Horror (edition 2019)

by Graeme Davis (Author)

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Title:More Deadly than the Male: Masterpieces from the Queens of Horror
Authors:Graeme Davis (Author)
Info:Pegasus Books (2019), 496 pages
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More Deadly than the Male: Masterpieces from the Queens of Horror by Graeme Davis (Editor)



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Davis, GraemeEditorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Alcott, Louisa MayContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Austin, MaryContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Blavatsky, HelenaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Braddon, Mary ElizabethContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Cholmondely, MaryContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Edwards, Amelia B.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Gaskell, ElizabethContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Gilman, Charlotte PerkinsContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hall, Mrs. S.C.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Lady DilkeContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Lee, VernonContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Linton, Eliza LynnContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Molesworth, Mary LouisaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Nesbit, EdithCover designersecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Oliphant, MargaretContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Phelps, Elizabeth StuartContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Rea, AliceContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Riddell, Mrs JHContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Shelley, Mary WollstonecraftContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Slosson, Annie TrumbullContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Stowe, Harriet BeecherContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Strong, Louise JContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
The Countess of MunsterContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Trevanion, AdaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Wharton, EdithContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Wilkins-Freeman, Mary E.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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A darkly luminous new anthology collecting the most terrifying horror stories by renowned female authors, presenting anew these forgotten classics to the modern reader. Readers are well aware that Mary Shelley wrote Frankenstein: few know how many other tales of terror she created. In addition to Uncle Tom's Cabin, Harriet Beecher Stowe wrote some surprisingly effective horror stories. The year after Little Women appeared, Louisa May Alcott published one of the first mummy tales. These ladies weren't alone. From the earliest days of Gothic and horror fiction, women were exploring the frontiers of fear, dreaming dark dreams that will still keep you up at night.  More Deadly than the Male includes unexpected horror tales by Louisa May Alcott and Harriet Beecher Stowe, and forgotten writers like Mary Cholmondely and Charlotte Riddell, whose work deserves a modern audience. Readers will be drawn in by the familiar names and intrigued by their rare stories.  In The Beckside Boggle, Alice Rea brings a common piece of English folklore to hair-raising life, while Helene Blavatsky, best known as the founder of the spiritualist Theosophical Society, paints a picture of A Witch's Den as vivid as any vision conjured up by the great pulp writers. Edith Wharton's great novel The Age of Innocence won her the Pulitzer prize, yet her horror stories are known only to a comparative few. Readers will discover lost and forgotten women who wrote horror every bit as effectively as their male contemporaries. They will learn about their lives and careers, the challenges they faced as women working in a male-dominated field, the way they overcame those challenges, and the way they approached the genre-which was often subtler, more psychological, and more disturbing.… (more)

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