AMERICAN AND SOUTHERN GOTHIC

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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