Southern Gothic is a mode or genre prevalent in literature from the early 19th century to this day. Characteristics of Southern Gothic include the presence of irrational, horrific, and transgressive thoughts, desires, and impulses; grotesque characters; dark humor, and an overall angst-ridden sense of alienation.
apology which the writer can offer for having dared to accept the command from our president to prepare the present sketch. Alexander Agassiz was born at Neuchatel, Switzerland, December 17, 1835. His father, Louis Agassiz, was an in-structor in the newly founded academy there, and had already secured a wide reputation as a naturalist. Hans Christian Andersen, born in Denmark in 1805, practically invented the writing of eventyrs; the adventure fairy tale, or fantastic tale.Although he wrote a broad range of work, including plays, travelogues, novels, and poems, it was his fairy tales that became culturally iconic in the Western world.