Poe, “The House of Usher,” and the American Gothic

Authors: Perry, D., Sederholm, Carl

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Poe, 'The House of Usher,' and the American Gothic discusses the interrelation between Poe's tale and the modern horror genre, demonstrating how Poe's work continues to serve as a model for exploring the deepest and most primitive corners of the human mind and heart.

About the authors

Author Dennis R. Perry: Dennis R. Perry is an Associate Professor of Literature and Film at Brigham Young University, USA. Author Carl H. Sederholm: Carl H. Sederholm is an Associate Professor of Humanities at Brigham Young University, USA.

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"Easily meeting the high standards that Gothic studies from Palgrave Macmillan have been setting in recent years, the main result is thus a readable, compelling, and useful contribution to Gothic studies generally and to the history of the American Gothic in particular." - NBOL-19

"Poe, The House of Usher, and the American Gothic is a welcome addition to the scholarly canons of Poe, the other writers included in their study, and the tradition of the American Gothic." - Tony Magistrale, Professor and Associate Chair of English, University of Vermont


Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)
  • Introduction: The “Usher” Formula

    Pages 1-18

    Perry, Dennis R. (et al.)

  • Feminist “Usher”: Domestic Horror in Gilman’s “The Yellow Wallpaper”

    Pages 19-37

    Perry, Dennis R. (et al.)

  • Realistic “Usher”: Narrative Imagination and James’s The Turn of the Screw

    Pages 39-61

    Perry, Dennis R. (et al.)

  • Cosmic “Usher”: Lovecraft Adapts his “God of Fiction”

    Pages 63-81

    Perry, Dennis R. (et al.)

  • Haunted “Usher”: Moving toward Absolute Reality in The Haunting of Hill House

    Pages 83-104

    Perry, Dennis R. (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Poe, “The House of Usher,” and the American Gothic
Authors
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Dennis R. Perry and Carl H. Sederholm
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-62082-7
DOI
10.1057/9780230620827
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-37901-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 190
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