American Gothic: An Anthology from Salem Witchcraft to H. P. Lovecraft (Blackwell Anthologies 2nd Revised edition)

American Gothic: An Anthology from Salem Witchcraft to H. P. Lovecraft (Blackwell Anthologies 2nd Revised edition)

By: Charles L. Crow (editor)Paperback

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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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About 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).

Contents

List of Authors x Chronology xi Thematic Table of Contents xv Preface to the Second Edition xxviii Editorial Principles xxix Acknowledgments xxx Introduction 1 Cotton Mather (1663 1728) 3 The Tryal of G. B. 4 The Trial of Martha Carrier 8 A Notable Exploit; wherein , Dux Faemina Facti [The Narrative of Hannah Dustan] 10 Abraham Panther 12 A surprising account of the Discovery of a Lady 12 J. Hector St. John de Crevecoeur (1735 1813) 16 from Letters from an American Farmer : Letter IX 16 Charles Brockden Brown (1771 1810) 24 Somnambulism: A Fragment 24 Washington Irving (1783 1859) 36 The Legend of Sleepy Hollow 36 John Neal (1793 1876) 55 Idiosyncrasies 55 Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804 1864) 73 Alice Doane s Appeal 74 Young Goodman Brown 80 Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 1882) 89 The Skeleton in Armor 89 Edgar Allan Poe (1809 1849) 94 Hop-Frog 94 The Cask of Amontillado 100 The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar 104 The Fall of the House of Usher 110 Five Poems 121 The Raven 121 The City in the Sea 124 Ulalume 125 Annabel Lee 127 Dream-Land 128 Herman Melville (1819 1891) 131 The Bell-Tower 131 George Lippard (1822 1854) 141 from The Quaker City; or, The Monks of Monk Hall 141 Henry Clay Lewis (1825 1850) 146 A Struggle for Life 146 Rose Terry Cooke (1827 1892) 152 My Visitation 152 Emily Dickinson (1830 1886) 164 Eight Poems 164 F 43 Through lane it lay thro bramble 164 F 340 I felt a Funeral, in my Brain 165 F 341 Tis so appalling it exhilarates 165 F 360 The Soul has Bandaged moments 166 F 407 One need not be a Chamber to be Haunted 166 F 425 Twas like a Maelstrom, with a notch 167 F 431 If I may have it, when it s dead, 167 F 1433 What mystery pervades a well! 168 Louisa May Alcott (1832 1888) 170 A Whisper in the Dark 170 Harriet Prescott Spofford (1835 1921) 194 Her Story 194 Circumstance 206 Ambrose Bierce (1842 1914?) 215 An Inhabitant of Carcosa 215 The Death of Halpin Frayser 217 Henry James (1843 1916) 227 The Turn of the Screw 227 George Washington Cable (1844 1925) 290 Jean-Ah Poquelin 290 Madeline Yale Wynne (1847 1918) 304 The Little Room 304 Sarah Orne Jewett (1849 1909) 312 The Foreigner 312 Kate Chopin (1851 1904) 328 Desiree s Baby 328 Mary E. Wilkins Freeman (1852 1930) 333 Old Woman Magoun 333 Luella Miller 344 Gertrude Atherton (1857 1948) 353 The Bell in the Fog 353 Anonymous (Folk Tale) 367 Talking Bones 367 Charles W. Chesnutt (1858 1932) 368 The Dumb Witness 369 The Sheriff s Children 376 Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860 1935) 387 The Giant Wisteria 387 The Yellow Wall-Paper 392 Elia Wilkinson Peattie (1862 1935) 403 The House That Was Not 403 Edith Wharton (1862 1937) 406 The Eyes 406 Robert W. Chambers (1865 1933) 419 In the Court of the Dragon 419 Edgar Lee Masters (1868 1950) 425 Two Poems 425 Nancy Knapp 425 Barry Holden 425 Edwin Arlington Robinson (1868 1935) 427 Six Poems 427 Luke Havergal 427 Lisette and Eileen 428 The Dark House 429 The Mill 430 Souvenir 431 Why He Was There 431 Frank Norris (1870 1902) 432 Lauth 432 Stephen Crane (1871 1900) 449 The Monster 449 Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872 1906) 483 The Lynching of Jube Benson 483 Alexander Posey (1873 1908) 488 Chinnubbie and the Owl 488 Jack London (1876 1916) 492 Samuel 492 H[oward] P[hillips] Lovecraft (1890 1937) 505 The Outsider 505 Select Bibliography 510 Index of Titles and First Lines 513 Index to the Introductions and Footnotes 515

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  • publication date: 23/11/2012
  • ISBN13: 9780470659793
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 550
  • ID: 9780470659793
  • weight: 828
  • ISBN10: 0470659793
  • edition: 2nd Revised edition

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