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American Nightmares: The Haunted House Formula in American Popular Fiction

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American Nightmares: The Haunted House Formula in American Popular Fiction - Bailey, Dale
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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, ...

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American Nightmares: The Haunted House Formula in American Popular Fiction 1999, Popular Press

ISBN-13: 9780879727901

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American Nightmares: The Haunted House Formula in American Popular Fiction 1999, Bowling Green State University Popular Press

ISBN-13: 9780879727895

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