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Encyclopedia of Fantasy and Horror Fiction
  • Format
  • Authored by: Don D'Ammassa
  • From the Series: Literary Movements
  • Trim Size: 7-3/8 x 9-1/4
  • ISBN-10: 0816061920
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-8160-6192-1
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $75.00
  • Imprint: Facts On File
  • Published: 02/01/2006
  • Dewey Number: 809.3
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up
  • Pages: 496


Encyclopedia of Fantasy and Horror Fiction provides comprehensive coverage of the major authors and works in these popular genres. Each entry includes a brief discussion of the author's life and work and includes a full bibliography. Each entry on a particular work also analyzes its literary merits and place within the tradition of fantasy and horror.

This essential volume focuses on hundreds of writers, including many whose work is taught in high school and college, such as C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, Stephen King, Edgar Allan Poe, H.P. Lovecraft, R.L. Stine, and Bram Stoker. Encyclopedia of Fantasy and Horror Fiction also includes entries on such works as the Harry Potter series, The Chronicles of Narnia, The Lord of the Rings, and many more.

Coverage includes:

  • Pivotal writers, such as Roald Dahl, Charles Dickens, Stephen King, C.S. Lewis, H.P. Lovecraft, Edgar Allan Poe, R.L. Stine, Bram Stoker, J.R.R. Tolkien, and others
  • Fantasy and horror works recognized as standards on high school reading lists, such as Frankenstein, Gulliver's Travels, "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge," and The Picture of Dorian Gray
  • Best sellers and new classics, such as each volume of the Harry Potter series and of Philip Pullman's trilogy, His Dark Materials
  • Perennial favorites, such as each volume of The Lord of the Rings trilogy and of The Chronicles of Narnia series, The Wizard of Oz, Peter Pan, and many more.
Written by a well-known writer of horror and science fiction, Encyclopedia of Fantasy and Horror Fiction provides an in-depth examination of the literary realm of elves, vampires, unicorns, ghosts, magic, and more and is sure to delight and intrigue any reader.


Index. Appendix. Bibliography. Glossary. Cross-references.

About the Author(s)

Don D'Ammassa, the author of Facts On File’s Encyclopedia of Science Fiction, is one of the world's leading experts on science fiction, fantasy, and horror. He is a professional writer and book reviewer who has been working within these genres for almost 30 years.

Reviews and Awards

"Any collection strong in fantasy and horror fiction will want to have this reference on hand..."
Midwest Book Review

"...provides comprehensive coverage of the fantasy and horror fiction genres."
American Reference Books Annual

"Writing is clear and objective...valuable information."
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