American women's ghost stories in the Gilded Age /

"Dara Downey explores how closely late nineteenth-century American women's ghost stories engaged with objects such as photographs, mourning paraphernalia, wallpaper and humble domestic furniture. Featuring uncanny tales that range from the big city to the small town and the empty prairie,...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Downey, Dara (Author)
Format: Book
Published: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.
Series:Palgrave gothic series.
Table of Contents:
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  • Acknowledgements
  • Preface
  • 1. 'Fitted to a Frame': Picturing the Gothic Female Body
  • 2. 'Handled With a Chain': Gilman's 'The Yellow Wall-Paper' and The Dangers of the Arabesque
  • 3. 'Dancing Like a Bomb Abroad': Dawson's 'An Itinerant House' and the Haunting Cityscape
  • 4. 'Solemnest of Industries': Wilkins' 'The Southwest Chamber' and Memorial Culture
  • 5. 'Space Stares all Around': Peattie's 'The House that Was Not' and the (Un)Haunted Landscape
  • 6. 'My Labor and My Leisure Too': Wynne's 'The Little Room' and Commodity Culture
  • Afterword.