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Title:
American gothic : an anthology, 1787-1916
Author:
Crow, Charles L.
Publication Information:
Malden, Mass. : Blackwell Publishers, 1999.
Physical Description:
ix, 481 pages ; 25 cm.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780631206514

9780631206521
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Book

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Summary

Summary

This collection brings together, and sets into dialogue, Gothic works by a number of authors, men and women, black and white, which illuminate many of the deepest concerns and fears of nineteenth-century America.


Author Notes

Charles L. Crow if Professor Emeritus of English at Bowling Green State University in Ohio. He is co-editor of The Haunted Dusk: American Supernatural Fiction, 1820-1920 and of The Occult in America: New Historical Perspectives, and author of numerous articles on such nineteenth-century and early twentieth-century American authors as Howells, Clemens, Norris, London and Cather. He is past-president of the Frank Norris Society and is a founding member of the International Gothic Association.


Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
An Account of a Beautiful Young Lady""Abraham Panther""
SomnambulismCharles Brockden Brown (1771-1810)
Rip Van WinkleWashington Irving (1783-1859)
IdiosyncrasiesJohn Neal (1793-1876)
from The Quaker City: or, The Monks of Monk HallGeorge Lippard (1822-54)
The Skeleton in ArmorHenry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-82)
from The PrairieJames Fenimore Cooper (1789-1851)
A Struggle for LifeHenry Clay Lewis (1825-1850)
Hop Frog, The Cask of AmontilladoEdgar Allan Poe (1809-1849)