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American Gothic Fiction: An Introduction / Edition 1

American Gothic Fiction: An Introduction / Edition 1

by Allan Lloyd-SmithAllan Lloyd-Smith


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Following the structure of other titles in the Continuum Introductions to Literary Genres series, American Gothic Fiction includes: A broad definition of the genre and its essential elements. A timeline of developments within the genre. Critical concerns to bear in mind while reading in the genre. Detailed readings of a range of widely taught texts. In-depth analysis of major themes and issues. Signposts for further study within the genre. A summary of the most important criticism in the field. A glossary of terms. An annotated, critical reading list. This book offers students, writers, and serious fans a window into some of the most popular topics, styles and periods in this subject. Authors studied in American Gothic Fiction include Charles Brockden Brown, William Montgomery Bird, James Fenimore Cooper, Edgar Allan Poe, George Lippard, Herman Melville, Nathaniel Hawthorne, William Gilmore Simms, John Neal, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Ambrose Bierce, Emma Dawson, W.D. Howells, Henry James, William Faulkner, Anne Rice and William Gibson

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780826415950
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 10/08/2004
Series: Literary Genres
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 872,721
Product dimensions: 8.27(w) x 11.69(h) x 0.44(d)

About the Author

Allan Lloyd-Smith is Senior Lecturer in American Literature at the University of East Anglia, UK.

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