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American Gothic An Anthology 1787-1916

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ISBN-10: 0631206523

ISBN-13: 9780631206521

Edition: 1999

Authors: Charles L. Crow

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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. Among the themes in this conversation are the horror at illness and bodily decay, in an age with many incurable infectious diseases; the mutual mistrust of men and women, as gender roles shifted radically; the relationship of humans and machines; the horror that may lurk within outwardly normal families; and, inescapably, the tragedy of race relations in America. In this journey through nineteenth-century shadows, present-day readers should not be surprised to find uncomfortable…    
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Book details

List price: $75.95
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/25/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 496
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.30" tall
Weight: 1.980
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Introduction
An Account of a Beautiful Young Lady
Somnambulism
Rip Van Winkle
Idiosyncrasies
from The Quaker City: or, The Monks of Monk Hall
The Skeleton in Armor
from The Prairie
A Struggle for Life
Hop Frog, The Cask of Amontillado