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American Gothic Short Stories

Monika Elbert Terri Bruce Ramsey Campbell Maxx Fidalgo Joshua Hiles Russell James Clayton Kroh Sean Logan Madison McSweeney Lynette Mejía

9781787552951
480 pages
Flame Tree Publishing Ltd
Overview
With handsome young men who never grow old, and the strangest of relatives appearing from dark corridors and long shadows, the frenzied imagination of the American Gothic is a fertile theme for this next anthology in the Gothic fantasy short story series. As with other titles in the series, new short fiction complements the work of classic authors including: Gertrude Atherton, Ambrose Bierce, Charles Brockden Brown, George Washington Cable, Charles W. Chesnutt, Kate Chopin, Ralph Adams Cram, Stephen Crane, Emma Dawson, Mary E. Wilkins Freeman, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Ellen Glasgow, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Washington Irving, Shirley Jackson, Sarah Orne Jewett, Grace King, H.P. Lovecraft, Herman Melville, W.C. Morrow, Flannery O'Connor, Edgar Allan Poe, Annie Trumbull Slosson, Clark Ashton Smith, Harriet Prescott Spofford, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Edith Wharton, Madeline Yale Wynne.
Author Bio
Monika Elbert, Professor of English and Distinguished University Scholar at Montclair State University, N.J., has published widely on American Gothic, with essays on the Gothic tradition in various authors, such as Hawthorne, Poe, Stowe, Alcott, Spofford, Phelps, Bierce, Jewett, and Wharton. She has co-edited two books on American Gothic: with Wendy Ryden, Haunting Realities: Naturalist Gothic and American Realism, University of Alabama Press, 2017, and with Bridget M. Marshall, Transnational Gothic: Literary and Social Exchanges in the Long Nineteenth Century, Ashgate, Jan. 2013 (Reprinted by Routledge, 2014). Her edited collection Nathaniel Hawthorne in Context (Cambridge University Press) was published in November 2018.

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