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American gothic tales

Author: Joyce Carol Oates
Publisher: New York : Plume, ©1996.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This volume is an anthology of "gothic" American short fiction, a genre or mode of literature that combines elements of both horror and romance. It features contributions by Washington Irving, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Flannery O'Connor, Edgar Allan Poe, Stephen King, Anne Rice and others, and included over 40 stories.
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Genre/Form: Anthologie
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Joyce Carol Oates
ISBN: 0452274893 9780452274891 9781439507551 1439507554
OCLC Number: 34943327
Notes: "A William Abrahams book."
Description: viii, 544 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: From Wieland, or The transformation / Charles Brockden Brown --
The legend of Sleepy Hollow / Washington Irving --
The man of adamant / Nathaniel Hawthorne --
Young Goodman Brown / Nathaniel Hawthorne --
The Tartarus of maids / Herman Melville --
The black cat / Edgar Allan Poe --
The yellow wallpaper / Charlotte Perkins Gilman --
The romance of certain old clothes / Henry James --
The damned thing / Ambrose Bierce --
Afterward / Edith Wharton --
The striding place / Gertrude Atherton --
Death in the woods / Sherwood Anderson --
The outsider / H.P. Lovecraft --
A rose for Emily / William Faulkner --
The lonesome place / August Derleth --
The door / E.B. White --
The lovely house / Shirley Jackson --
Allal / Paul Bowles --
The reencounter / Isaac Bashevis Singer --
In the icebound hothouse / William Goyen --
The enormous radio / John Cheever --
The veldt / Ray Bradbury --
The Dachau shoe / W.S. Merwin --
The approved / W.S. Merwin --
Spiders I have known / W.S. Merwin --
Postcards from the Maginot Line / W.S. Merwin --
Johnny Panic and the Bible of dreams / Sylvia Plath --
In bed one night / Robert Coover --
Schrödinger's cat / Ursula K. Le Guin --
The waterworks / E.L. Doctorow --
Shattered like a glass goblin / Harlan Ellison --
Human moments in World War III / Don DeLillo --
The anatomy of desire / John L'Heureux --
Little things / Raymond Carver --
The temple / Joyce Carol Oates --
Freniere (from Interview with the Vampires) / Anne Rice --
A short guide to the city / Peter Straub --
In the penny arcade / Steven Millhauser --
The reach / Stephen King --
Exchange value / Charles Johnson --
Snow / John Crowley --
The last feast of Harlequin / Thomas Ligotti --
Time and again / Breece D'J Pancake--
Replacements / Lisa Tuttle --
Spirit seizures / Melissa Pritchard --
Cat in glass / Nancy Etchemendy --
The girl who loved animals / Bruce McAllister --
Ursus Triad, later / Kathe Koja and Barry N. Malzberg --
(from Geek Love) The nuclear family: his talk, her teeth / Katherine Dunn --
Subsoil / Nicholson Baker.
Responsibility: edited by Joyce Carol Oates.
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Featuring contributions by Irving, Hawthorne, Poe, Stephen King, Anne Rice, and many others, this definitive collection of chilling American fiction includes more than 40 of the best examples of the  Read more...

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