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Baldick, Chris

Overview
Works: 46 works in 360 publications in 3 languages and 12,345 library holdings
Genres: Terminology  Terms and phrases  Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Reference works  Dictionaries  Horror tales  Fantasy fiction  Paranormal fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Compiler
Classifications: PN41, 803
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Chris Baldick
The concise Oxford dictionary of literary terms by Chris Baldick( Book )

90 editions published between 1990 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 2,498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides explanations of terminology encountered in the study of literature
The Oxford book of gothic tales( Book )

30 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in English and held by 1,390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Gothic tale has been with us for over two hundred years, but this collection is the first to illustrate the continuing strength of this special fictional tradition from the late eighteenth century to the present day. Gothic fiction is generally identified with Horace Walpole's Castle of Otranto and the works of Ann Radcliffe, and with heroes and heroines menaced by feudal villains amid crumbling ruins. While the repertoire of claustrophobic settings, gloomy themes and threatening atmosphere established the Gothic genre, later writers from Poe onwards achieved an ever greater sophistication, and a shift in emphasis from cruelty to decadence. Modern Gothic is distinguished by its imaginative variety of voice, from the chilling depiction of a disordered mind to the sinister suggestion of vampirism. This anthology brings together the work of writers such as Le Fanu, Hawthorne, Hardy, Faulkner, and Borges with their earliest literary forebears, and emphasizes the central role of women writers from Anna Laetitia Aikin to Isabel Allende. While the Gothic tale shares some characteristics with the ghost story and tales of horror and fantasy, the present volume triumphantly celebrates the distinctive features that define this powerful and unsettling literary form
In Frankenstein's shadow : myth, monstrosity, and nineteenth-century writing by Chris Baldick( Book )

32 editions published between 1987 and 2001 in English and held by 979 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Om Mary Shelley's Frankenstein og den indflydelse hendes monster havde på andre, hovedsagelig engelsksprogede forfatteres værker i det 19. århundrede
The Oxford dictionary of literary terms by Chris Baldick( Book )

39 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in English and held by 950 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From abjection to zeugma, this fully revised and expanded dictionary clearly explains even the most difficult literary terms. As the most informative and thorough guide of its kind, it is an essential reference work for both students and general readers of literature." "This book includes: Over 1,200 terms covering literary history and criticism, traditional drama, versification, and rhetoric; increased coverage of terms, from modern critical and theoretical movements to crime fiction; and pronunciation displayed for over 200 terms."--Jacket
The social mission of English criticism, 1848-1932 by Chris Baldick( Book )

2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 659 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Criticism and literary theory 1890 to the present by Chris Baldick( Book )

23 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text aims to provide students with a critical introduction to the major developments in literary criticism and literary theory in English since the 1890s
The vampire by John William Polidori( Book )

14 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

`Upon her neck and breast was blood, and upon her throat were the marks of teeth having opened the vein: - to this the men pointed, crying, simultaneously struck with horror, ""a Vampyre, a Vampyre!""' John Polidori's classic tale of the vampyre was a product of the same ghost-story competition that produced Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. Set in Italy, Greece, and London, Polidori's tales is a reaction to the dominating presence of his employer Lord Byron, and transformed the figure of the vampire from the bestial ghoul of earlier mythologies into the glamorous aristocrat whose violence and sexu
Tales of terror from Blackwood's magazine( Book )

7 editions published between 1995 and 1999 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The social mission of English criticism 1848-1932 by Chris Baldick( Book )

16 editions published between 1983 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The modern movement by Chris Baldick( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This new volume provides an inclusive account of literature in England in the period before, during, and after the First World War. Chris Baldick places the modernist achievements of Virginia Woolf, T.S. Eliot, and James Joyce within the rich context of non-modernist writings across all major genres, allowing high literary art to be read against the background of 'low' entertainment. Ranging widely across psychological novels, war poems, detective stories, satires, and children's books, The Modern Movement provides a unique survey of the literature of this turbulent time."--Jacket
Literature of the 1920s : writers among the ruins by Chris Baldick( Book )

10 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eclipsed until now by the dominant story of Modernism, a much more inclusive range of 1920s literature emerges freshly illuminated in Chris Baldick's approachable history. The Twenties are reclaimed here as a period with its own distinctive historical awareness and creative agenda, one in which Modernist and non-Modernist currents are shown to engage with common memories and preoccupations. Spanning many genres high and low, including war memoirs, critical essays and detective stories as well as drama, poetry and the novel, Baldick's account situates leading works and authors of the decade - El
The Oxford English literary history by Chris Baldick( Book )

15 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This exciting new volume provides a freshly inclusive account of literature in England in the period before, during, and after the First World War. Chris Baldick places the modernist achievements of Virginia Woolf, T S Eliot, and James Joyce within the rich context of non-modernist writings across all major genres, allowing 'high' literary art to be read against the background of 'low' entertainment. Looking well beyond the modernist vanguard, Baldick highlights the survival and renewal of realist traditions in these decades of post-Victorian disillusionment. Ranging widely across psychological novels, war poems, detective stories, satires, and childern's books, "The Modern Movement" provides a unique survey of the literature of this turbulent time
The modern movement, 1910-1940 by Chris Baldick( Book )

16 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Oxford English Literary History is the new century's definitive account of a rich and diverse literary heritage that stretches back for a millennium and more. Each of these groundbreaking volumes offers a leading scholar's considered assessment of the authors, works, cultural traditions, events, and the ideas that shaped the literary voices of their age. The series will enlighten and inspire not only everyone studying, teaching, and researching in English Literature, but all serious readers. This exciting new volume provides a freshly inclusive account of literature in England in the period before, during, and after the First World War. Chris Baldick places the modernist achievements of Virginia Woolf, T.S. Eliot, and James Joyce within the rich context of non-modernist writings across all major genres, allowing "high" literary art to be read against the background of "low" entertainment. Looking well beyond the modernist vanguard, Baldick highlights the survival and renewal of realist traditions in these decades of post-Victorian disillusionment. Ranging widely across psychological novels, war poems, detective stories, satires, and children's books, The Modern Movementprovides a unique survey of the literature of this turbulent time
Decadence : an annotated anthology( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The selection of texts and extracts includes key Decadent manifestos and declarations of principle by Théophile Gautier, Walter Pater and Oscar Wilde; poems by Charles Baudelaire, Arthur Symons and many others; extracts from prose fictions by J.-K. Huysmans, Aubrey Beardsley and others; critical denunciations, with more discerning responses to the challenge of Decadence; parodies by Max Beerbohm among others of Decadent attitudes and styles; and significant extracts from relevant ancient Roman writings by Petronius and Juvenal
The Oxford English literary history by James Simpson( Book )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Melmoth the wanderer; a tale by Charles Robert Maturin( Book )

11 editions published between 1989 and 2008 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In a satanic bargain, Melmoth has sold his soul in exchange for immortality and now preys on the helpless in their darkest moments, offering to ease their suffering if they will take his place and release him from his tortured wanderings. His story is pieced together by those who have glimpsed his eerie existence over the centuries--from a prisoner in the clutches of the Spanish Inquisition to a man incarcerated in a London lunatic asylum."--Back cover
The Oxford English literary history by Philip Davis( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume covers the flowering of Victorian literature, a literature distinguished by its power of serious inquiry, from the decade when Tennyson started writing "In Memoriam" and Darwin embarked on the Beagle to the publication of Hardy's first great novels and the death of George Eliot
Literature of the 1920s : writers among the ruins by Chris Baldick( Book )

2 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oxford concise dictionary of literary terms = Niujin wen xue shu yu ci dian by Chris Baldick( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and Chinese and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Oxford English Literary History, 10 by Chris Baldick( )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the fifth volume to be published in the the Oxford English Literary History series. This series of groundbreaking volumes offers leading scholars' considered assessments of the authors, works, cultural traditions, events, and ideas that shaped the literary voices of their age. A major new survey of literature in England during the first half of the twentieth century, Chris Baldick places modernist with non-modernist writings, high art with low entertainment. The Modern Movement ranges broadly covering psychological novels, war poems, detective stories, satires, children's books, and ot
 
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In Frankenstein's shadow : myth, monstrosity, and nineteenth-century writing
Alternative Names
Baldick, Chris

Baldick, Christopher Giles.

Baldick, Christopher Giles 1954-

Chris Baldick British academic

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Languages
English (318)

German (1)

Chinese (1)

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The Oxford book of gothic talesIn Frankenstein's shadow : myth, monstrosity, and nineteenth-century writingThe Oxford dictionary of literary termsCriticism and literary theory 1890 to the presentThe vampireTales of terror from Blackwood's magazineThe modern movementThe Oxford English literary history