Halloween Display Booklist

October 30, 2014


Looking for a scary read

Halloween Display Booklist

• The Annotated Frankenstein / Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley ; edited by Susan J. Wolfson and Ronald Levao.

• Art of darkness : a poetics of Gothic / Anne Williams.

• Behind a mask : the unknown thrillers of Louisa May Alcott / edited by Madeleine Stern.

• Cell : a novel / Stephen King.

• A Companion to the Gothic / edited by David Punter.

• The Complete poems and stories of Edgar Allan Poe, with selections from his critical writings.

• The Complete works of Edgar Allan Poe.

• Count Dracula goes to the movies : Stoker’s novel adapted, 1922-1995 / by Lyndon W. Joslin.

• Crucible, a play in four acts / Arthur Miller.

• Cultural haunting : ghosts and ethnicity in recent American literature / Kathleen Brogan.

• The Dark half / Stephen King.

• A Delusion of Satan : the full story of the Salem witch trials / Frances Hill.

• The Devil in Massachusetts: a modern enquiry into the Salem witch trials / Marion L. Starkey.

• Dracula / Bram Stoker.

• The Dracula book / by Donald F. Glut ; with introductions by Christopher Lee and William Marshall.

• Frankenstein / Mary Shelley

• Ghosts, gales and gold. / Edward Rowe Snow

• Gothic contemporaries : the haunted text / Joanne Watkiss.

• Gothicka : vampire heroes, human gods, and the new supernatural / Victoria Nelson.

• Hallowe’en party, by Agatha Christie.

• The Handbook to Gothic literature / edited by Marie Mulvey-Roberts.

• Haunting the house of fiction / edited by Lynette Carpenter and Wendy K. Kolmar.

• A History of magic / Richard Cavendish.

• Hollywood gothic : the tangled web of Dracula from novel to stage to screen / David J. Skal.

• Horror : a connoisseur’s guide to literature and film / Leonard Wolf.

• In search of Dracula : the history of Dracula and vampires / Raymond T. McNally and Radu Florescu.

• It / Stephen King.

• New critical essays on H. P. Lovecraft / edited by David Simmons.

• Nostradamus: life and literature / Edgar Leoni.

• The Power of blackness : Hawthorne, Poe, Melville / Harry Levin.

• Prey : novel / Michael Crichton.

• Science and destabilization in the modern American Gothic : Lovecraft, Matheson, and King / David A. Oakes.

• The Tale of terror; a study of the Gothic romance.

• The Turn of the screw / Henry James

• Under the black flag : the romance and the reality of life among the pirates / David Cordingly.

• Vampires, burial, and death : folklore and reality / Paul Barber.

• Victorian ghosts in the noontide : women writers and the supernatural / Vanessa D. Dickerson.

• Voodoo tales. Collected from original sources. Introd. by Charles Godfrey Leland. Illustrated by Juliette A. Owen and Louis Wain.

• The Works of Washington Irving.


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Word of the Week: Equivocation

October 28, 2014

As in: BookCover_TheProblemofSlaveryintheAgeofEmmancipation “While conveying this message, the ACS [American Colonization Society] bitterly alienated blacks by its equivocations on slave emancipation …”

Davis, D. B. (2014). The problem of slavery in the age of emancipation.  New York, NY: Alfred A. Knopf, p. 131.


For definitions of equivocation see the Oxford English Dictionary and the Credo Reference e-book collection.

Word of the Week: Leviathan

October 20, 2014

As in:  “The foaming leviathan, so like a living being, dwarfed and pummeled the broadside of the top-heavy steamer.”Book Cover_Bootleggers_lobstermen_lumberjacks

Mayo, M. P. (2011). Bootleggers, lobstermen & lumberjacks: Fifty of the grittiest moments in the history of hardscrabble New England. Guilford, CT: Globe Pequot, p.189.

The Boston Book Festival is October 23 – 25!

October 16, 2014

The Boston Book Festival celebrates the power of words to stimulate, agitate, unite, delight, and inspire by holding year-round events culminating in an annual, free Festival that promotes a culture of reading and ideas and enhances the vibrancy of our city.

For more information about the Festival, visit the Boston Book Festival website at:  http://www.bostonbookfest.org/


OneStop by for your free copy of this year’s selection “Sublimation”

Word of the Week: Econometrics

October 15, 2014

As in:  “In recent decades economists have tried to move beyond historical explanations of high and low GDP growth rates by using econometric techniques to test the significance of different causes of high and low growth.”

Perkins, D. H.  (2013).   East Asian Development: Foundations and Strategies.  Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, p. 48.

For definitions and more about econometrics see the Oxford English Dictionary and the Credo Reference e-book collection.

Need a due date extension on your Emmanuel College Library book?

October 9, 2014

Here are some ways you can renew your book:

  1. Ask at the Circulation Desk
  2. Call the Library at 617-735-9927
  3. Online through the My Account service
  4. Email a Distribution Librarian at ill@emmanuel.edu


Please make sure you have your College ID available for all renewals.


Word of the Week: Ontological

October 7, 2014

As in:  “The prize is not civic debate for its own sake but the formulation of policies to confront ontological insecurity by introducing democratically acceptable measures to mitigate the sustainability crisis.”BookCover_Future_is_not_what_it_used_to_be_cover

Friedrichs, J. (2013). The future is not what it used to be: Climate change and energy scarcity. Cambridge, Mass: MIT Press, p.176.

For definitions of ontological, consult the Oxford English Dictionary.

To learn more about ontological insecurity, consult the Credo Reference Collection.


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