The Ashgate Encyclopedia of Literary and Cinematic Monsters

Editor/Author Weinstock, Jeffrey Andrew
Publication Year: 2014
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing

Price: Core Collection Only
ISBN: 978-1-4094-2562-5
Category: Language & Literature - Literature
Image Count: 40
Book Status: Available
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From vampires and demons to ghosts and zombies, interest in monsters in literature, film, and popular culture has never been stronger. This concise Encyclopedia provides scholars and students with a comprehensive and authoritative A-Z of monsters throughout the ages. It is the first major reference book on monsters for the scholarly market.

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Table of Contents

  • Acknowledgments
  • List of Illustrations
  • List of Entries
  • Introduction
  • A
  • Angel
  • Animals, Monstrous
  • Arabian Nights, Monsters In The
  • B
  • Banshee
  • Basilisk
  • Bates, Norman
  • Bathory, Countess
  • Beast, (Beauty and the)
  • Behemoth
  • Bell Witch, The
  • Bible, Monsters In The
  • Bigfoot
  • Birds, Giant
  • Blair Witch
  • Blob, The
  • Body Parts
  • Bronze Horseman
  • Brownie
  • Bunyip
  • C
  • Caliban
  • Carmilla
  • Cenobites
  • Centaur
  • Cerberus
  • Children, Monstrous
  • Children's Literature, Monsters In
  • Chimera
  • Christine
  • Chucky
  • Chupacabra
  • Circe
  • Cockatrice
  • Collins, Barnabas
  • Creature from the Black Lagoon, The
  • Cryptid
  • Cyborg
  • Cyclops
  • D
  • Damned Thing, The
  • Dante, Monsters In
  • Death, Personified
  • Demons
  • Medieval Demons
  • British and Irish Demons
  • North American Demons
  • European and Russian Demons
  • African and Caribbean Demons
  • South Asian Demons
  • Chinese Demons
  • Japanese Demons
  • Devil Bug
  • Devil, The
  • Dinosaur
  • Div
  • Djinn and Genie
  • Donestre
  • Doppelganger
  • Dracula
  • Dragon
  • Dungeons & Dragons, Monsters In
  • Dvoinik
  • Dwarf
  • Dweller on the Threshold
  • Dybbuk
  • E
  • Elemental
  • Elf
  • Empousa
  • Extraterrestrial
  • F
  • Fairy
  • Faun and Satyr
  • Fly, The
  • Frankenstein's Monster
  • Furies
  • G
  • Gargantua and Pantagruel
  • Gargoyle
  • Ghost
  • Classical and Medieval Ghost
  • European and Russian Ghost
  • Great Britain and Ireland's Ghosts
  • United States and Canadan Ghosts
  • Latin American Ghosts
  • African and the Caribbean Ghosts
  • South Asian Ghosts
  • Southeast Asian Ghosts
  • China's Ghosts
  • Japan's Ghosts
  • Ghoul
  • Giant
  • Gibbelin
  • Goblin
  • Godzilla
  • Golem
  • Gorgons
  • Gray, Dorian
  • Gremlin
  • Grendel and Grendel's Mother
  • Griffin
  • H
  • Harpy
  • Harry Potter, Monsters In
  • Haunted House
  • Headless Horseman, The
  • Hermaphrodite
  • Hippogriffin
  • Homunculus
  • Hop-Frog
  • Horla, The
  • Hyde, Edward
  • Hydra
  • I
  • Imp
  • Incubus/Succubus
  • Invisible Man, The
  • J
  • Jabberwock
  • Jack the Ripper
  • Johnson, Henry
  • K
  • Kappa
  • King Kong
  • Kitsune
  • Koran, Monsters In The
  • Kraken
  • Krueger, Freddy
  • L
  • Lamia
  • Lecter, Hannibal
  • Leprechaun
  • Lestat de Lioncourt
  • Leviathan
  • Lilith
  • Llorona, La
  • Loch Ness Monster
  • Lovecraft, Monsters In
  • M
  • Maenad
  • Mahābhārata, Monsters In
  • Manitou
  • Manticore
  • Marsh, Arabella
  • Matilda
  • Medusa
  • Melmoth the Wanderer
  • Mephistopheles
  • Mermaid/Merman
  • Micromegas
  • Minotaur
  • Moby Dick
  • Moloch
  • Monkey King
  • Mummy
  • Mutant and Freak
  • Myers, Michael
  • N
  • Nick of the Woods
  • Nosferatu
  • O
  • Objects, Animate
  • Oboroten’
  • Ogopogo
  • Ogre
  • Oni
  • P
  • Pan
  • Parasite
  • Pegasus
  • Phantom of the Opera, The
  • Phoenix
  • Pinhead
  • Pixie
  • Plants, Monstrous
  • Poltergeist
  • Psychopath
  • Q
  • Qilin
  • Quasimodo
  • R
  • Races, Monstrous
  • Robot
  • Ruthven, Lord
  • S
  • Samsa, Gregor
  • Sandman, The
  • Scylla and Charybdis
  • Sea Monsters
  • Shapeshifter
  • Shuten Dōji
  • Siren
  • Skeleton
  • Sphinx, The
  • Swift, Jonathan, Monsters In (Gulliver)
  • T
  • Tanuki
  • Tengu
  • Tiamat
  • Titan
  • Tolkien, Monsters In
  • Triffid
  • Troglodyte
  • Troll
  • Typhoeus
  • U
  • Upyr’
  • V
  • Vampire
  • Varney the Vampire
  • Vaughan, Helen
  • Video Games, Monsters In
  • Virus
  • Voorhees, Jason
  • W
  • Wandering Jew, The
  • Werewolf
  • Wild Things
  • Windigo
  • Witch/Wizard
  • Witches and Wizards in European Literature and Film
  • British Witches and Wizards
  • Witches and Wizards in Russian Literature and Film
  • Witches and Wizards in US Literature and Film
  • Witches and Wizards in Spanish and Latin American Literature and Film
  • African and Caribbean Witches and Wizards
  • Women, Monstrous
  • Wraith
  • Y
  • Yowie
  • Z
  • Ziz
  • Zombie