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Gothic Monstrosity: Charles Brockden Brown's Edgar Huntly and the Trope of the Bestial Indian

Yao, C; (2016) Gothic Monstrosity: Charles Brockden Brown's Edgar Huntly and the Trope of the Bestial Indian. In: American Gothic Culture: An Edinburgh Companion. (pp. 25-43). Edinburgh UP: Edinburgh, Scotland. Green open access

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Abstract

This chapter reads the development and sedimentation of the savage image of American Indians in early American history through the American gothic’s monstrous tropes, concluding with 1799 novel Edgar Huntly by Charles Brockden Brown, acclaimed as the pioneer of American gothic. If for Brown the American equivalent to Gothic castles are the perils of the western wilderness, Native Americans are the monstrous equivalent of that setting’s mythical chimera. Both inhuman and antagonistic Other, for Brown the Indian, at once integral and liminal, is a quintessential element of the American gothic genre.

Type: Book chapter
Title: Gothic Monstrosity: Charles Brockden Brown's Edgar Huntly and the Trope of the Bestial Indian
ISBN-13: 9781474401616
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9781474401616.003.0002
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9781474401616.00...
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the version of record. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher's terms and conditions.
Keywords: Charles Brockden Brown, Edgar Huntly, Indigenous Peoples, Gothic
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of Arts and Humanities
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Dept of English Lang and Literature
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10055554
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