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
Keywords: 19th Century American Literature