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American Gothic Fiction : An Introduction - Allan Lloyd Smith

American Gothic Fiction

An Introduction

Paperback Published: 1st September 2004
ISBN: 9780826415950
Number Of Pages: 208

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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>

"College-level literary classes studying various forms of fiction will find Alan Lloyd-Smith's introduction perfect for a review of the gothic literary genre. Chapters analyze the structure and facets of what makes American gothic, considers key texts and major themes, and includes quotes from some of the major works in the field." -Library Bookwatch, March 2005

Introductionp. 1
What Is American Gothic?p. 3
Timelinep. 11
How to Read American Gothicp. 25
Key Textsp. 37
Major Themes in American Gothicp. 65
Key Questionsp. 133
American Gothic Criticismp. 163
Glossaryp. 173
Suggestions for Further Readingp. 177
Indexp. 193
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ISBN: 9780826415950
ISBN-10: 0826415954
Series: Literary Genres (Paperback)
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 1st September 2004
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 29.21 x 20.83  x 1.78
Weight (kg): 0.5
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: Annotated