American Gothic: From Salem Witchcraft to H. P. Lovecraft, an Anthology

American Gothic: From Salem Witchcraft to H. P. Lovecraft, an Anthology

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by Charles L. Crow
     
 

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American Gothic remains an enduringly fascinating genre, retaining its chilling hold on the imagination. This revised and expanded anthology brings together texts from the colonial era to the twentieth century including recently discovered material, canonical literary contributions from Poe and Wharton among many others, and literature from sub-genres such as

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American Gothic remains an enduringly fascinating genre, retaining its chilling hold on the imagination. This revised and expanded anthology brings together texts from the colonial era to the twentieth century including recently discovered material, canonical literary contributions from Poe and Wharton among many others, and literature from sub-genres such as feminist and ‘wilderness’ Gothic.

  • Revised and expanded to incorporate suggestions from twelve years of use in many countries
  • An important text for students of the expanding field of Gothic studies
  • Strong representation of female Gothic, wilderness Gothic, the Gothic of race, and the legacy of Salem witchcraft
  • Edited by a founding member of the International Gothic Association

Editorial Reviews

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“This excellent anthology provides an entertaining collection of gothic works of various genres written by both canonical authors, such as Nathaniel Hawthorne and Edgar Allan Poe, and less familiar American writers, such as Harriet Prescot Spofford and Ella Wilkinson Peattie ... Summing Up: Recommended.  Lower-and upper-division undergraduates; general readers.”  (Choice, 1 January 2014)

"One of the main strengths of this collection lies in  the fact that it places alongside the intelligent selection of extracts from authors already rightly well associated with the genre contributions from lesser known  figures such as George Lippard. John Neal, Charles W. Chestnutt, and Cotton Mather, to name but a few. The edition also benefits greatly from a much greater acknowledgement of the traditionally underlooked contributions to the genre made by female authors… The anthology's thoughtful selection of texts and authors, and useful, practical, scholarly apparatus mean that it should be an immensely useful resource for anyone teaching on courses related to this ever-expanding and influential subsection of American literary studies." - Bernice Murphy, Trinity College Dublin

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470659793
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
12/26/2012
Series:
Blackwell Anthologies Series, #7
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
550
Sales rank:
687,736
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.10(d)

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“This anthology is comprehensive and authoritative and will be an essential source for scholars and students for years to come. Professor Crow is to be congratulated for the meticulous care he has taken to introduce authors and for the extraordinary inclusiveness of the material selected.”—Dr Andrew Smith, University of Sheffield

“This is the definitive anthology of American Gothic tales, the one that offers the most representative range of major authors and texts, in addition to excellent introductions and helpful annotations.  All of this has only been enhanced in this Second Edition, since now there is even a wider range of important Gothic works for students and more advanced scholars to study and interpret.  For reading and understanding the American Gothic short story, then, there is no better single volume anywhere.” —Jerrold E. Hogle, University of Arizona

Meet the Author

Charles L. Crow is Professor Emeritus of English at Bowling Green State University in Ohio, USA, and has been a visiting scholar or lecturer at universities in Austria, the Czech Republic, China, and Croatia. He edited the first edition of this volume for Blackwell in 1999 and has written monographs and articles on several nineteenth- and twentieth-century American writers. A founding member of the International Gothic Association, he is also editor of A Companion to the Regional Literatures of America (Wiley-Blackwell, 2003).

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