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Scare tactics : supernatural fiction by American women

Author: Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock
Publisher: New York : Fordham University Press, [2008] ©2008
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Between the end of the Civil War and roughly 1930, hundreds of uncanny tales were published by women in the periodical press and in books. These include stories by familiar figures such as Edith Wharton, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Charlotte Perkins Gilman, as well as by authors almost wholly unknown to twenty-first century readers. In Scare Tactics, Jeffrey Weinstock identifies an important but overlooked tradition  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock
ISBN: 0823229858 9780823229857 0823271889 9780823271887
OCLC Number: 225846971
Description: vii, 228 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: The unacknowledged tradition --
The ghost in the parlor : Harriet Prescott Spofford, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Anna M. Hoyt, and Edith Wharton --
Queer haunting spaces : Madeline Yale Wynne and Elia Wilkinson Peattie --
Ghosts of progress : Alice Cary, Mary Noailles Murfree, Mary Austin, and Edith Wharton --
Familial ghosts : Louise Stockton, Olivia Howard Dunbar, Edith Wharton, Josephine Daskam Bacon, Elia Wilkinson Peattie, Georgia Wood Pangborn, and Mary E. Wilkins Freeman --
Ghosts of desire : Rose Terry Cooke, Alice Brown, Elizabeth Stuart Phelps Ward, and Helen Hull --
Ghostly returns : Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Gertrude Atherton, and Josephine Daskam Bacon --
Coda: The decline of the American female Gothic.
Responsibility: Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock.
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Identifies an overlooked tradition of supernatural writing by American women. This title analyzes this tradition as an essentially feminist attempt to imagine alternatives to a world of limited  Read more...

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