9780879727901-087972790X-American Nightmares: The Haunted House Formula in American Popular Fiction

American Nightmares: The Haunted House Formula in American Popular Fiction

ISBN-13: 9780879727901
ISBN-10: 087972790X
Edition: 1
Author: Bailey, Dale
Publication date: 1999
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
Format: Paperback 158 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780879727901
ISBN-10: 087972790X
Edition: 1
Author: Bailey, Dale
Publication date: 1999
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
Format: Paperback 158 pages

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Acknowledged authors Bailey, Dale wrote American Nightmares: The Haunted House Formula in American Popular Fiction comprising 158 pages back in 1999. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 087972790X and 9780879727901. Since then American Nightmares: The Haunted House Formula in American Popular Fiction textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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When Edgar Allan Poe set down the tale of the accursed House of Usher in 1839, he also laid the foundation for a literary tradition that has assumed a lasting role in American culture. “The House of Usher” and its literary progeny have not lacked for tenants in the century and a half since: writers from Nathaniel Hawthorne to Stephen King have taken rooms in the haunted houses of American fiction. Dale Bailey traces the haunted house tale from its origins in English gothic fiction to the paperback potboilers of the present, highlighting the unique significance of the house in the domestic, economic, and social ideologies of our nation. The author concludes that the haunted house has become a powerful and profoundly subversive symbol of everything that has gone nightmarishly awry in the American Dream.

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