“The Tale of Terror: A Study of the Gothic Romance” by Edith Birkhead

"The Tale of Terror: A Study of the Gothic Romance" by Edith Birkhead

"If you're a true fan of horror fiction, don't miss scholar Edith Birkhead's classic survey of the origins of the genre, The Tale of Terror. Focusing on the early roots of horror in the Romantic and Victorian eras, this comprehensive study offers compelling insight and analysis of well-known tales and obscure gems alike. This volume explores the genre of gothic fiction and discusses many of its famous novels. The volume is separated into chapters describing the different types of gothic novel, including "the novel of terror," "the novel of suspense," and "the Godwin and Rosicrucian novel."