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
  • 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 Young Lady.

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 Monks of Monk Hall.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-82) The Skeleton in Armor.

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 of Amontillado, The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar, The Fall of the House of Usher, The Raven, The City in the Sea, Ulalume, Annabel Lee, Dream-Land,.

Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-64): Alice Doane's Appeal, Young Goodman 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's Power.

Harriet Prescott Spofford (1835-1921): The Amber Gods.

Emily Dickinson (1830-86) 9 Through lane it lay -through bramble, 281 Tis so appalling -it exhilarates, 414 Twas like a Maelstrom, with a notch, 512 The Soul Has Bandaged Moments, 590 Did you 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 in my Room.

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

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

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

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's Children.

George Washington Cable (1844-1925): Jean-Ah Poquelin.

Stephen Crane (1871-1900): The Monster.

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

Frank Norris (1870-1902): Lauth.

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

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

Edwin Arlington Robinson (1868-1935): Luke Havergal, Lisette and 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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