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Haunted : on ghosts, witches, vampires, zombies, and other monsters of the natural and supernatural worlds / Leo Braudy.

Braudy, Leo, (author.).
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  • 3 of 3 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Garrett PL - Garrett 398.45 BRA (Text) 30010170853629 Nonfiction Available -
Starke Co PL - Schricker Main Library (Knox) 398.45 BRA (Text) 30032010692637 ADULT NON-FICTION Available -
Zionsville PL - Hussey-Mayfield Memorial 398.45 BRAUDY (Text) 33946003166076 Nonfiction . 2nd Floor Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780300203806
  • ISBN: 0300203802
  • ISBN: 9780300239997
  • Physical Description: xii, 306 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Publisher: New Haven ; Yale University Press, [2016]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-288) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Shaping fear -- Between hope and fear : horror and religion -- Terror, horror, and the cult of nature -- Frankenstein, robots, and androids : horror and the manufactured monster -- The detective's reason -- Jekyll and Hyde : the monster from within -- Dracula and the haunted present -- Horror in the age of visual reproduction.
Summary, etc.:
"... this book explores how fear has been shaped into images of monsters and monstrosity. From the Protestant Reformation to contemporary horror films and fiction, he 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"--Publisher.
Subject: Supernatural in literature.
Monsters > History.
Fear > Social aspects.
BODY, MIND & SPIRIT / Supernatural.
LITERARY CRITICISM / Semiotics & Theory.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Folklore & Mythology.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Popular Culture.

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