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Horror Fiction 101

Explore the blurred line between rational and supernatural...

In Horror Fiction 101, gothic literature was the main focus; haunted castles, far-away lands, powerful landscapes, and heroines running from evil villains. The Castle of Otranto marked the beginning of the genre, and Ann Radcliffe created a whole legacy. As time passed, literature changed. The haunted house remains, but with some alterations and additions, and the hunter’s domain to pursue its victim grows now that it is no longer confined to the four walls of a house. The boundaries between the rational and the supernatural are blurred; evil becomes attractive and impossible to escape, and the hunter and the prey seek each other. Victorian horror dawns.

Horror Fiction 102 will deal with Victorian horror and it will be divided into six different chapters:

1. Horror Fiction 102: The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert L. Stevenson

2. Horror Fiction 102: The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

3. Horror Fiction 102: Dracula by Bram Stoker

4. Horror Fiction 102: The Fall of the House of Usher by Edgar Allan Poe

5. Horror Fiction 102: The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

6. Horror Fiction 102: The Phantom Coach by Amelia B. Edwards

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