American Women’s Ghost Stories in the Gilded Age

  • Dara Downey

Part of the The Palgrave Gothic Series book series (PAGO)

About this book


This book shows just how closely late nineteenth-century American women's ghost stories engaged with objects such as photographs, mourning paraphernalia, wallpaper and humble domestic furniture. Featuring uncanny tales from the big city to the small town and the empty prairie, it offers a new perspective on an old genre.


ghost stories women writers American literature gilded age cultural studies American studies America arabesque body corpus culture genre gothic knowledge landscape memorial culture women

Authors and affiliations

  • Dara Downey
    • 1
  1. 1.University College DublinIreland

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