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).
American Gothic: An Anthology from Salem Witchcraft to H. P. Lovecraftby 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 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
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