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By Dale Bailey

ISBN-10: 0879727896

ISBN-13: 9780879727895

ISBN-10: 087972790X

ISBN-13: 9780879727901

 When Edgar Allan Poe set down the story of the accursed condo of herald 1839, he additionally laid the root for a literary culture that has assumed an enduring position in American tradition. “The apartment of Usher” and its literary progeny haven't lacked for tenants within the century and a part considering: writers from Nathaniel Hawthorne to Stephen King have taken rooms within the haunted homes of yankee fiction. Dale Bailey strains the haunted condominium story from its origins in English gothic fiction to the paperback potboilers of the current, highlighting the original value of the home within the family, financial, and social ideologies of our kingdom. the writer concludes that the haunted condominium has turn into a robust and profoundly subversive image of every thing that has long gone nightmarishly awry within the American Dream.

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By Dale Bailey

ISBN-10: 0879727896

ISBN-13: 9780879727895

ISBN-10: 087972790X

ISBN-13: 9780879727901

 When Edgar Allan Poe set down the story of the accursed condo of herald 1839, he additionally laid the root for a literary culture that has assumed an enduring position in American tradition. “The apartment of Usher” and its literary progeny haven't lacked for tenants within the century and a part considering: writers from Nathaniel Hawthorne to Stephen King have taken rooms within the haunted homes of yankee fiction. Dale Bailey strains the haunted condominium story from its origins in English gothic fiction to the paperback potboilers of the current, highlighting the original value of the home within the family, financial, and social ideologies of our kingdom. the writer concludes that the haunted condominium has turn into a robust and profoundly subversive image of every thing that has long gone nightmarishly awry within the American Dream.

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