This is a comprehensive reference to major writers and works in the genres of fantasy and horror. A much-needed reference for fans of the ""Harry Potter"" series and Edgar Allan Poe alike, ""Encyclopedia of Fantasy and Horror Fiction"" provides thorough coverage of the major authors and works in these popular genres. Author entries include a discussion of the author's life and work. Entries on particular works analyze their literary merits and place them within the tradition of fantasy and horror. Appendixes include full bibliographies for each author, as well as lists of award winners. This essential work packs in fascinating information on hundreds of writers, including favorites such as C. S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien, Stephen King, H. P. Lovecraft, R. L. Stine, and Bram Stoker. ""Encyclopedia of Fantasy and Horror Fiction"" also includes entries on popular works such as ""The Chronicles of Narnia"", ""The Lord of the Rings"", and many more, providing readers with their own personal guidebook to the ins and outs of the fantasy and horror genres. Readers will learn about the popular titles that fall into each of these categories throughout history, as well as how their literary merits helped define the current trends of literature today.