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The Resource Evil roots : killer tales of the botanical gothic, edited by Daisy Butcher

Evil roots : killer tales of the botanical gothic, edited by Daisy Butcher

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Evil roots : killer tales of the botanical gothic
Title
Evil roots
Title remainder
killer tales of the botanical gothic
Statement of responsibility
edited by Daisy Butcher
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Strangling vines and meat-hungry flora fill this unruly garden of strange stories, selected for their significance as the seeds of the "killer plant" trope in fiction, film, and video games. Before the Demogorgon of Stranger Things and the appearance of Mario's iconic foe the Piranha Plant, writers of the 19th and early 20th centuries were exploring the lethal potential of vegetable life, inspired by new carnivorous species discovered on expeditions into the deep jungles of the world and breakthroughs in the grafting and genetics disciplines of botany. Suddenly, the exotic orchid could become a curiously alluring, yet unsettlingly bloodthirsty menace; the beautifully sprawling wisteria of the stately home could become anything but civilized, and the experimentation of botanists weening new shoots on their own blood could become fuel for a new genre of horticultural nightmare. Every strain of vegetable threat (and one deadly fungus) can be found within this new collection, representing the very best tales from the undergrowth
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Cataloging source
UKMGB
Dewey number
808.8/38738
Index
no index present
Literary form
short stories
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Butcher, Daisy
Series statement
British Library tales of the weird
Series volume
[10]
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Plants
Label
Evil roots : killer tales of the botanical gothic, edited by Daisy Butcher
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Charlotte Perkins Gilman
  • Flowering of the strange orchid
  • H.G. Wells
  • Guardian of mystery island
  • Edmond Nolcini
  • Ash tree
  • M.R. James
  • Vine on a house
  • Ambrose Bierce
  • Professor Jonkin's cannibal plant
  • Introduction
  • Howard R. Garis
  • Voice in the night
  • William Hope Hodgson
  • Pavilion
  • Edith Nesbit
  • Green death
  • H.C. McNeile
  • Woman of the wood
  • Abraham Merritt
  • Moaning lily
  • Rappaccini's daughter
  • Emma Vane
  • Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • American's tale
  • Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Carnivorine
  • Lucy H. Hooper
  • Giant wistaria
Control code
000067229502
Dimensions
19 cm.
Extent
285 pages
Isbn
9780712352291
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1108741565
Label
Evil roots : killer tales of the botanical gothic, edited by Daisy Butcher
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Charlotte Perkins Gilman
  • Flowering of the strange orchid
  • H.G. Wells
  • Guardian of mystery island
  • Edmond Nolcini
  • Ash tree
  • M.R. James
  • Vine on a house
  • Ambrose Bierce
  • Professor Jonkin's cannibal plant
  • Introduction
  • Howard R. Garis
  • Voice in the night
  • William Hope Hodgson
  • Pavilion
  • Edith Nesbit
  • Green death
  • H.C. McNeile
  • Woman of the wood
  • Abraham Merritt
  • Moaning lily
  • Rappaccini's daughter
  • Emma Vane
  • Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • American's tale
  • Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Carnivorine
  • Lucy H. Hooper
  • Giant wistaria
Control code
000067229502
Dimensions
19 cm.
Extent
285 pages
Isbn
9780712352291
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1108741565

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