Kroger, Lisa / Anderson, Melanie R. - Monster, She Wrote: The Women Who Pioneered Horror and Speculative Fiction
Monster, She Wrote: The Women Who Pioneered Horror and Speculative Fiction
by Lisa Kroger & Melanie R. Anderson
Publisher: Quirk Books
Meet the founding mothers of science fiction, spec fic, and horror, starting with one we all know, Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, whose Frankenstein invented the genre—learn real-life fantastical facts, like that she was rumored to keep her late husband's heart in a desk drawer. But 150 years before Shelley, there was "Mad Madge" Cavendish who wore topless gowns the the theater and wrote a sci fi epic. You'll also meet Shirley Jackson, Violet Paget, Edith Wharton, Ann Radcliffe, V.C. Andrews, Daphne du Maurier, Toni Morrison, Anne Rice, Tanith Lee, and Helen Oyeyemi.
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