American Gothic: An Anthology 1787-1916 / Edition 1

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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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780631206521
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 9/2/1999
  • Series: Blackwell Anthologies Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 496
  • Sales rank: 1,292,054
  • Product dimensions: 9.61 (w) x 6.69 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

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.

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Table of Contents



"Abraham Panther": An Account of a Beautiful YoungLady.

Charles Brockden Brown (1771-1810): Somnambulism.

Washington Irving (1783-1859): Rip Van Winkle.

John Neal (1793-1876): Idiosyncrasies.

George Lippard (1822-54): from The Quaker City: or, The Monksof Monk Hall.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-82) The Skeleton inArmor.

James Fenimore Cooper (1789-1851): from The Prairie.

Henry Clay Lewis (1825-1850): A Struggle for Life.

Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849): Hop Frog, The Cask ofAmontillado, The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar, The Fall of theHouse of Usher, The Raven, The City in the Sea, Ulalume, AnnabelLee, Dream-Land,.

Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-64): Alice Doane's Appeal, YoungGoodman Brown.

Herman Melville (1819-1891): The Bell Tower.

Alice Cary (1820-1871): The Wildermings.

Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888): Behind a Mask: or, A Woman'sPower.

Harriet Prescott Spofford (1835-1921): The AmberGods.

Emily Dickinson (1830-86) 9 Through lane it lay -throughbramble, 281 Tis so appalling -it exhilarates, 414 Twas like aMaelstrom, with a notch, 512 The Soul Has Bandaged Moments, 590 Didyou ever stand in a Cavern's Mouth, 670 One need not be a Chamber -to be Haunted, 1400 What mystery pervades a well!,1670 In Winter inmy Room.

Samuel L. Clemens (Mark Twain) (1835-1910): from Life on theMississippi.

Sarah Orne Jewett (1849-1909): The Foreigner.

Mary E. Wilkins Freeman (1852-1930): Old Woman Magoun, LuellaMiller.

Henry James (1843-1916): The Turn of the Screw.

Kate Chopin (1851-1904): Désirée's Baby.

Charles W. Chesnutt (1858-1932): Po' Sandy, The Sheriff'sChildren.

George Washington Cable (1844-1925): Jean-AhPoquelin.

Stephen Crane (1871-1900): The Monster.

Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914?): The Death of HalpinFrayser.

Frank Norris (1870-1902): Lauth.

Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860-1935): The Giant Wisteria..

Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872-1906): from The Sport of theGods.

Edwin Arlington Robinson (1868-1935): Luke Havergal, Lisetteand Eileen, The Mill, Souvenir, Why He Was There.

Lafcadio Hearn (1850-1904): The Ghostly Kiss.

Edith Wharton (1862-1937): The Eyes.

Jack London (1876-1916): Samuel.


Index of Authors, Titles and First Lines.

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