"The most comprehensive and clear summary of the conspiracy theme yet available . . . and a useful scholarly resource. Coale is to be commended for grappling with the mass of writing, critical and creative, that both responds to and perpetuates the theme."--Joseph Tabbi, author of Cognitive Fictions
About the Author
Samuel Chase Coale is Professor of American Literature and Culture at Wheaton College in Massachusetts and author of Mesmerism and Hawthorne: Mediums of American Romance and The Mystery of Mysteries: Cultural Differences and Designs.