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A new version of this collection of stories featuring a green sprayed edge, exclusively available at independent bookshops. In this anthology in our growing Tales of the Weird series, witness botany behaving badly, from creepers that know no bounds, to carnivorous plants who are always hungry for more! Contains notes exploring the evolution of the ‘killer plant’ trope from fiction through to all forms of popular media.
Strangling vines and meat-hungry flora fill this unruly garden of strange stories, selected for their significance as the seeds of the villainous (or perhaps just misunderstood) ‘killer plant’ in fiction, film and video games. Step within to marvel at Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s giant wistaria and H. G. Wells’ hungry orchid; hear the calls of the ethereal women of the wood, and the frightful drone of the moaning lily; and do tread carefully around E. Nesbit’s wandering creepers… Every strain of vegetable threat (and one deadly fungus) can be found within this new collection, representing the very best tales from the undergrowth of Gothic fiction.
About the Editor: Daisy Butcher is a Doctoral Student working on the Open Graves, Open Minds Project at the University of Hertfordshire. Her study focuses on depictions of the feminine in gothic and weird fiction, including particular discussion of female mummies, vampires, and of course, the killer plant.
Author: Edited by Daisy Butcher
Brand: British Library Publishing
Number of pages: 288 pages
Dimensions: 190 x 130 mm