Paula's Reviews > American Fantastic Tales: Terror and the Uncanny from Poe to the Pulps

American Fantastic Tales by Peter Straub
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Jan 21, 11

Read in January, 2011

Not a big Henry James fan so "The Jolly Corner" was tedious, but loved "Afterward" by Edith Wharton. I suppose writing ghost stories around the turn of the century wasn't so disreputable as it is now. Many of the other stories are standards which I'd read before (hello again, Charlotte Perkins Gilman), but there were some rediscovered gems too--Madeline Yale Wynne's "The Little Room" and Alice Brown's "Golden Baby" among them.
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