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The Resource American nightmares : the haunted house formula in American popular fiction, Dale Bailey

American nightmares : the haunted house formula in American popular fiction, Dale Bailey

Label
American nightmares : the haunted house formula in American popular fiction
Title
American nightmares
Title remainder
the haunted house formula in American popular fiction
Statement of responsibility
Dale Bailey
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "When Edgar Allan Poe set down the tale of the accursed House of Usher in 1839, he also laid the foundation for a literary tradition which has assumed a lasting role in American culture."--BOOK JACKET. "Yet, while the haunted house motif looms archetypal in the October country of the American mind, literary critics have rarely inquired what it means or why it has endured. These are the questions at the heart of Dale Bailey's American Nightmares: The Haunted House Formula in American Popular Fiction."--Jacket
  • "Bailey traces the haunted house tale from its origins in English gothic fiction to the paperback potboilers of the present, highlighting the unique significance of the house in the domestic, economic, and social ideologies of our nation. In the hands of the best gothic writers, Bailey concludes, the haunted house has become a powerful and profoundly subversive symbol of everything that has gone nightmarishly awry in the American Dream."--Jacket
Member of
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bailey, Dale
Dewey number
813.009/355
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
PS374.H33
LC item number
B35 1999eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American fiction
  • Haunted houses in literature
  • Popular literature
  • National characteristics, American, in literature
  • Ghost stories, American
  • Horror tales, American
  • Nightmares in literature
  • Home in literature
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • American fiction
  • Ghost stories, American
  • Haunted houses in literature
  • Home in literature
  • Horror tales, American
  • National characteristics, American, in literature
  • Nightmares in literature
  • Popular literature
  • United States
  • Schauerroman
  • Unterhaltungsroman
  • Spuk
  • Literatur
  • Albtraum
  • Spuk
  • Geisterglaube
  • Haus
  • USA
Label
American nightmares : the haunted house formula in American popular fiction, Dale Bailey
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 125-135) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Welcome to the Funhouse: Gothic and the Architecture of Subversion
  • The Sentient House and the Ghostly Tradition: The Legacy of Poe and Hawthorne
  • June Cleaver in the House of Horrors: Shirley Jackson's The Haunting of Hill House
  • "Too bad we can't stay, baby!": The Horror at Amityville
  • Middle-Class Nightmares: Robert Marasco's Burnt Offerings and Anne Rivers Siddons's The House Next Door
  • Unmanned by the American Dream: Stephen King's The Shining
  • Ghosts in the Machine: The Future of the Haunted House Formula
Control code
825768034
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (145 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780299268732
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
1dde27b4-c978-4ada-ad22-30929242997c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)825768034
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
American nightmares : the haunted house formula in American popular fiction, Dale Bailey
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 125-135) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Welcome to the Funhouse: Gothic and the Architecture of Subversion
  • The Sentient House and the Ghostly Tradition: The Legacy of Poe and Hawthorne
  • June Cleaver in the House of Horrors: Shirley Jackson's The Haunting of Hill House
  • "Too bad we can't stay, baby!": The Horror at Amityville
  • Middle-Class Nightmares: Robert Marasco's Burnt Offerings and Anne Rivers Siddons's The House Next Door
  • Unmanned by the American Dream: Stephen King's The Shining
  • Ghosts in the Machine: The Future of the Haunted House Formula
Control code
825768034
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (145 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780299268732
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
1dde27b4-c978-4ada-ad22-30929242997c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)825768034
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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