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

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Dennis R. Perry, Carl H. Sederholm
    Pages 1-18
  3. Dennis R. Perry, Carl H. Sederholm
    Pages 63-81
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 175-190

About this book


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.


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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.

Bibliographic information


"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