Monster, She Wrote: The Women Who Pioneered Horror and Speculative Fiction

Lisa Kroeger, Melanie Anderson

Format: Hardback

Publisher: Quirk Books

Published: 17-09-2019


Weird fiction wouldn t exist without the women who created it. Meet the female authors who defied convention to craft some of literature s strangest tales. And find out why their own stories are equally intriguing.

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Everyone knows about Mary Shelley, creator of Frankenstein; but have you heard of Margaret Cavendish, who wrote a science-fiction epic 150 years earlier? Have you read the psychological hauntings of Violet Paget, who was openly involved in long-term romantic relationships with women in the Victorian era? Or the stories of Gertrude Barrows Bennett, whose writing influenced H.P. Lovecraft? Monster, She Wrote shares the stories of women past and present who invented horror, speculative, and weird fiction and made it great. You ll meet celebrated icons (Ann Radcliffe, V.C. Andrews), forgotten wordsmiths (Eli Coltor, Ruby Jean Jensen), and today s vanguard (Helen Oyeyemi). And each profile includes a curated reading list so you can seek out the spine-chilling tales that interest you the most.

Additional information

Dimensions 133 × 203 mm
Page Count 352