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Title:
American nightmares : the haunted house formula in American popular fiction
Author:
Bailey, Dale.
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Publication Information:
Bowling Green, OH : Bowling Green State University Popular Press, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
x, 145 pages ; 24 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780879727895

9780879727901
Format :
Book

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Central Library PS374.H33 B35 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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Summary

Summary

In 'American Nightmares: The Haunted House Formula in American Popular Fiction', scholar and fantasy writer Dale Bailey traces the motive from English gothic fiction through such luminaries as Poe and Hawthorne to Steven King and paperback potboilers of the present.


Author Notes

Dale Bailey teaches at the University of Tennessee.


Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
1 Welcome to the Funhouse: Gothic and the Architecture of Subversionp. 1
2 The Sentient House and the Ghostly Tradition: The Legacy of Poe and Hawthornep. 15
3 June Cleaver in the House of Horrors: Shirley Jackson's The Haunting of Hill Housep. 25
4 "Too bad we can't stay, baby!": The Horror at Amityvillep. 47
5 Middle-Class Nightmares: Robert Marasco's Burnt Offerings and Anne Rivers Siddons's The House Next Doorp. 67
6 Unmanned by the American Dream: Stephen King's The Shiningp. 91
7 Ghosts in the Machine: The Future of the Haunted House Formulap. 107
Notesp. 115
Works Citedp. 125
Indexp. 137

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