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EH325 -- Major Authors (Neil Gaiman): Monsters

This LibGuide focuses on the author Neil Gaiman. EH325 surveys major works by a featured author(s), including works by major authors of a particular era, literary movement, region, nationality, and/or genre.

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This page contains subject headings and book titles for monsters.  Like magic, monsters is a subject that is difficult to pin down because it is associated with so many other things: fantasy, folklore, myth, religion, even cryptozoology.  Therefore you may want to explore additional subject headings.  One characteristic of the Library of Congress classification system, which is the system used by Houston Cole Library, is that like is shelved with like.  When you find a book that interests you, scan the titles of the books to either side.  You might find something else of interest.

 

Monsters

Definitions

Monster (in brief): a legendary animal combining features of human form, or any creature so ugly or monstrous as to frighten people

Library subject headings

Animals, Mythical

Folklore

Monsters 

Books

Archetypes and Motifs in Folklore and Literature: a Handbook     GR72.56.A73  2005  (3rd)

  • a discussion of folklore themes and motifs organized by sections, with categories within each section

The Ashgate Research Companion to Monsters and the Monstrous     GR825.M57  2012  (3rd)

  • an illustrated in-depth scholarly study of the monstrous throughout history from a global perspective; like in most quality scholarly works, the Foreward and Introduction, as well as the main text, deserve attention

Book of Beasts: the Bestiary in the Medieval World     ND3339.B66  2019  (6th)

  • a lavishly illustrated (from medieval manuscripts) discussion of bestiaries ancient and modern; Appendix 3 is a glossary of creatures

Mythical and Fabulous Creatures: a Source Book and Research Guide     GR825.87  1987  (3rd)

  • is divided into two parts, the first consisting of four sections dealing with various categories of fabulous creatures; forematter includes an alphabetized  Glossary of fabulous creatures, including brief definitions;  aftermatter includes a Miscellany which functions in much the same way an an Introduction and is deserving of attention

The Vampire: a New History     GR830.V3G755  2018  (3rd)

  • an illustrated historical study of the theories and attitudes regarding vampires  (Who can resist a book on vampires whose two parts are headed "Circulating" and "Coagulating"?)