Discovering modern horror fiction

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  • Horror tales, American -- History and criticism,
  • Horror tales, English -- History and criticism,
  • American fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism,
  • English fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism

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Statementedited by Darrell Schweitzer.
SeriesStarmont studies in literary criticism -- no. 4-
ContributionsSchweitzer, Darrell, 1952-
LC ClassificationsPS374.H67 D57 1985
The Physical Object
Pagination156 p. --
Number of Pages156
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22037776M
ISBN 100916732932, 0916732940

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