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Tale of Terror: A Study of the Gothic Romance

Edith Birkhead (1889-1951)

1. Preface
2. Chapter 1 - Introductory
3. Chapter 2 - The Beginnings of Gothic Romance
4. Chapter 3 - "The Novel of Suspense." Mrs Radcliffe
5. Chapter 4 - The novel of Terror. Lewis and Maturin
6. Chapter 5 - The Oriental Tale of Terror. Beckford
7. Chapter 6 - Godwin and the Rosicrucian Novel
8. Chapter 7 - Satires on the Novel of Terror
9. Chapter 8 - Scott and the Novel of Terror
10. Chapter 9 - Later Developents in the Tale of Terror
11. Chapter 10 - Short Tales of Terror
12. Chapter 11 - American Tales of Terror
13. Chapter 12 - Conclusion

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A seminal essay on the development of horror as a genre, highly influential on later writers.