By Charles L. Crow
- Revised and accelerated to include feedback from twelve years of use in lots of countries
- An vital textual content for college kids of the increasing box of Gothic studies
- Strong illustration of lady Gothic, desolate tract Gothic, the Gothic of race, and the legacy of Salem witchcraft
- Edited by way of a founding member of the foreign Gothic Association
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American Gothic: An Anthology from Salem Witchcraft to H. P. Lovecraft (Blackwell Anthologies) by Charles L. Crow