Statement of responsibility: edited by Anna Jackson, Karen Coats, and Roderick McGillis
ISBN: 0415875749, 9780415875745
Intended audience: Specialized.
Originally published: 2008.
Transferred to digital printing.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
vii, 254 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Children's literature and culture
Horror stories; Children's literature; Horror in literature.; Literature.; Gothic revival (Literature) Great Britain.; Horror tales, English History and criticism.; Gothic revival (Literature) English-speaking countries.; Children's stories, English History and criticism.; Gothic literature; Children's stories, Commonwealth (English) History and criticism.
Children's literature and culture.
- 1. The Haunted Nursery: 1764-1830
- 2. Cyberspace and the Gothic Novel
- 3. Frightening and Funny: Humor in Children's Gothic Fiction
- 4. Between Horror, Humor, and Hope: Neil Gaiman and the Psychic Work of the Gothic
- 5. On the Gothic Beach: A New Zealand Reading of House and Landscape in Margaret Mahy's 'The Tricksters'
- 6. High Winds and Broken Bridges: The Gothic and the West Indies in Twentieth Century British Fiction for Children
- 7. The Scary Tale Looks for a Family: Gary Crew's 'Gothic Hospital' and Sonya Hartnett's 'The Devil Latch'
- 8. Haunting the Borders of Sword and Sorcery: Garth Nix's 'The Seventh Tower'
- 9. Uncanny Ghosts, Canny Children
- 10. Hermione in the Bathroom: Menarche, the Grotesque, and Female Development in 'Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone'
- 11. Fantastic Books: The Gothic Architecture of Children's Books
- 12. The Night Side of Nature: Gothic Spaces, Fearful Times
The prevalence of Gothic themes in literature for young readers is the impetus for this collection, which fills a void in children's literature criticism. This timely collection presents a variety of perspectives and discusses a variety of texts, and so is a valuable addition to the literature. Recommended. -- P. J. Kurtz, Minot State University, Choice