This is a portrait of a diverse genre which is richer and more influential than commonly supposed. Based on the collections of the British Library, Neil Wilson has identified the 200 top writers active in the supernatural genre during its "golden age" - from the end of the Gothic period to the birth of modern Horror. Bibliographic details of first book appearances of stories and novels are given, with separate author and title indexes. Every work listed is accompanied by annotations and notes. Biographical information is provided on every author included, together with sources for further research and reading, biographies, critical studies, associated works and bibliographies.