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Palgrave Gothic

American Horror Fiction and Class

From Poe to Twilight

Authors: Simmons, David

  • Presents an innovative study of class depictions in American Horror Fiction
  • Covers US Horror Fiction from the nineteenth century through to the contemporary period
  • Discusses a comprehensive range of texts and authors, from well-known examples such as Edgar Allen Poe, H.P. Lovecraft and Stephen King, to those that have not been as widely studied such as Guy Endore, Fritz Leiber and Charles Beaumont
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In this book, Simmons argues that class, as much as race and gender, played a significant role in the development of Gothic and Horror fiction in a national context. From the classic texts of Edgar Allen Poe and Nathaniel Hawthorne right through to contemporary examples, such as the novels of Stephen King and Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight Series, class remains an ever present though understudied element. This study will appeal to scholars of American Studies, English literature, Media and Cultural Studies interested in class representations in the horror genre from the nineteenth century to the present day.

 


About the authors

David Simmons is Senior Lecturer in English and Screen Studies at The University of Northampton, UK. He has published extensively in the field of American literature and culture, including books on the representation of the Anti-Hero during the 1960s, H.P. Lovecraft, and Twentieth Century Canonical fiction.

 

Table of contents (5 chapters)

  • Introduction: Establishing the Place of Class in US Gothic and Horror Fiction

    Simmons, David

    Pages 1-37

  • Class and Horror Fiction During the Early Twentieth Century

    Simmons, David

    Pages 39-77

  • Class and Horror Fiction at Mid-Century

    Simmons, David

    Pages 79-117

  • Representing Class During the Horror Boom of the 1970s and 1980s

    Simmons, David

    Pages 119-158

  • Horror Fiction and Class in the Contemporary Period

    Simmons, David

    Pages 159-195

Buy this book

eBook $79.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-53280-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $99.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-137-53279-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
American Horror Fiction and Class
Book Subtitle
From Poe to Twilight
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Gothic
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-53280-0
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-53280-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-53279-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 201
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