During the 19th century our major American gothic authors are:
- Charles Brockden Brown- most famous text is Wieland - influenced by European romaces
- Nathaniel Hawthorne- most famous text is The Scarlet Letter
- Edgar Allen Poe- famous texts include short stories such as 'The tell-tale heart';'The cask of Amontillado', 'The fall of the house of Usher'.
Eric savoy: "Revelled in Gothic excess" and "philosophical Gothic fiction"
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