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Gothic tales

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Horror tales, Eng
StatementElizabeth Gaskell ; edited with an introduction and notes by Laura Kranzler.
SeriesPenguin classics
ContributionsKranzler, Laura.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPR4710 .A4 2000
The Physical Object
Paginationxxxvi, 366 p. ;
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3966976M
ISBN 10014043741X
LC Control Number2001272783
OCLC/WorldCa45437166

Brimming with tales of terror, suspense, and the uncanny, this work offers a collection devoted to the best of the Gothic genre.

Each story contains the common elements of the gothic talea warped sense of time, a claustrophobic setting, a link to archaic modes of thought, and the Cited by: 'Such whispered tales, such old temptations and hauntings, and devilish terrors' Elizabeth Gaskell's chilling Gothic tales blend the real and the supernatural to eerie, compelling effect.

'Disappearances', inspired by local legends of mysterious vanishings, mixes gossip and fact; 'Lois the Witch', a novella based on an account of the Salem witch hunts, shows how sexual desi/5. Gothic Tales is a collection of eerie tales compiled in a new Penguin Revised edition.

Nine stories are included in the collection which are: Disappearances-a short article on unusual disappearances no one has been able to explain.

The Old Nurse's Story-The tale of /5(46). The Gothic tale has been with us for over two hundred years, but this collection is the first to illustrate the continuing strength of this special fictional tradition from the late eighteenth century to the present day/5.

Gothic Tales book. Read 12 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Arthur Conan Doyle was the greatest genre writer Britain has ever prod /5.

Six Gothic Tales A compilation of six Gothic romance novels condensed down for Reader's Digest. Given to me by a friend a long time ago. In order they are Jamaica Inn, Mission to Malaspiga, Mistress of Mellyn, The High Valley, Thunder Heights, and Tregaron's Daughter/5.

It is a rich Gothic tale in which Laura is preyed on by the pale, strange figure of Carmilla, who begs for more and more attachment and love. This early vampire novel is richly homoerotic and sapphic, a slow burn that provides a prototype for the lesbian vampire, and a Halloween must-read for anyone seeking an underrated queer Gothic tales book and a Author: Leah Rachel Von Essen.

Originally published inSeven Gothic Tales, the first book by "one of the finest and most singular artists of our time" (The Atlantic), is a modern classic. Here are seven exquisite tales combining the keen psychological insight characteristic of the modern short story with the haunting mystery of the nineteenth-century Gothic tale, /5.

This Monstrous Thing, by Mackenzi Lee Frankenstein is the exemplar Gothic tales book all the brooding and moodiness that marks the gothic genre.

In This Monstrous Thing, Mary Shelley’s classic story finds itself mixed up in a steampunk-y ’s Geneva,and mechanical clockwork is a new technology, one met with stigma and superstition.

In this world, young Alasdair has done the. Seven Gothic Tales (translated by the author into Danish as: Syv Fantastiske Fortællinger) is a collection of short stories by the Danish author Karen Blixen (under the pen name Isak Dinesen), first published inthree years before her memoir Out of collection, consisting of stories set mostly in the nineteenth century, contains her tales "The Deluge at Norderney" and "The Publisher: Harrison Smith and Robert Haas.

The Monk; A Romance – Matthew Gregory Lewis, The Monk; A Romance by MG Lewis is one of the earliest continental gothic takes place in Madrid, Spain, and explores the archetypical tale of evil and weak clergymen. It incorporates elements from traditional gothic literature, for example the isolated protagonist, the virginal woman, the evil villain, and the brave hero, but builds.

Gothic fiction, which is largely known by the subgenre of Gothic horror, is a genre or mode of literature and film that combines fiction and horror, death, and at times origin is attributed to English author Horace Walpole, with his novel The Castle of Otranto, subtitled (in its second edition) "A Gothic Story".Gothic fiction tends to place emphasis on both emotion and a.

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All customers get FREE Shipping on orders over $25 shipped by Amazon Classic Tales (Gothic Fantasy) by Charles Dickens and Flame Tree Studio (Gothic Fantasy) | Hardcover $ $ What followed was the publication of The Monk () written by Matthew Lewis who was inspired by Radcliffe’s writings.

This book talks about the distrust towards Catholicism and the darker sides of Catholic monks. An anti-Catholic approach, black magic, and Satanism were also an integral part of Gothic literature during this time. Brimming with tales of terror, suspense, and the uncanny, this work offers a collection devoted to the best of the Gothic genre.

Each story contains the common elements of the gothic talea warped sense of time, a claustrophobic setting, a link to archaic modes of thought, and the impression of a descent into :   Elizabeth Gaskell's chilling Gothic tales blend the real and the supernatural to eerie, compelling effect.

'Disappearances', inspired by local legends of mysterious vanishings, mixes gossip and fact; 'Lois the Witch', a novella based on an account of the Salem witch hunts, shows how sexual desire and jealousy lead to hysteria; while in 'The Old Nurse's Story' a mysterious child roams the Brand: Penguin UK.

What is a gothic tale. The gothic movement in literature started in England in with the publication of The Castle of Otranto and flourished until Gothic fiction was the predecessor of modern horror fiction, but was more like a mystery that often involved the supernatural (ghosts, haunted buildings, hereditary curses); disturbing.

About Gothic Tales. Elizabeth Gaskell’s chilling Gothic tales blend the real and the supernatural to eerie, compelling effect. ‘Disappearances’, inspired by local legends of mysterious vanishings, mixes gossip and fact; ‘Lois the Witch’, a novella based on an account of the Salem witch hunts, shows how sexual desire and jealousy lead to hysteria; while in ‘The Old Nurse’s Story.

Brimming with tales of terror, suspense, and the uncanny, with dark castles and even gloomier monasteries, The Oxford Book of Gothic Tales offers the first such collection devoted to this spine-tingling genre. Though Gothic fiction has generally been identified with Walpole's"Castle of Otranto" and the works of Ann Radcliffe, these thirty-seven 5/5(5).

Originally published inSeven Gothic Tales, the first book by "one of the finest and most singular artists of our time" (The Atlantic), is a modern classic.

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Here are seven exquisite tales combining the keen psychological insight characteristic of the modern short story with the haunting mystery of the nineteenth-century Gothic tale, in Pages: The first-ever scholarly edition of Conan Doyle's Gothic Tales Meticulously sourced with full details of the publication history of each tale Offers an analysis of the importance of the Gothic to the whole of Doyle's writing career and the wide range of his interests, from science to imperialism to spiritualism.

Bringing together the work of such writers as Edgar Allan Poe, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Arthur Conan Doyle, Eudora Welty, Thomas Hardy, William Faulkner, Isak Dinesen, and Joyce Carol Oates, The Oxford Book of Gothic Tales presents 37 sinister and unsettling tales. Elizabeth Gaskell's chilling Gothic tales blend the real and the supernatural to eerie, compelling effect.

'Disappearances', inspired by local legends of mysterious vanishings, mixes gossip and fact; 'Lois the Witch', a novella based on an account of the Salem witch hunts, shows how sexual desire and jealousy lead to hysteria; while in 'The Old Nurse's Story' a mysterious child roams the.

Gothic Tales - Ebook written by Elizabeth Gaskell. Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read Gothic Tales/5(6). As a fan of gothic literature, I love this wonderful anthology.

It begins with an introduction to classic gothic and its writers; and goes on to offer over 30 blood-chilling short stories by authors like Poe, Hardy, Hawthorne, Faulkner, and Borges/5. The Oxford Book of Gothic Tales (Oxford Books of Prose & Verse) by Baldick, Chris.

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All stars. All formats. Text, image, video /5. The term Gothic originates with the architecture created by the Germanic Goth tribes that was later expanded to include most medieval architecture.

Ornate, intricate, and heavy-handed, this style of architecture proved to be the ideal backdrop for both the physical and the psychological settings in a new literary genre, one that concerned itself with elaborate tales of mystery, suspense, and.

In addition to many prize-winning and bestselling novels, including We Were the Mulvaneys, Black Water, Because It Is Bitter and Because It Is My Heart, and Broke Heart Blues, Joyce Carol Oates is the author of a number of works of gothic fiction including Haunted: Tales of the Grotesque, a World Fantasy Award nominee; and Zombie, winner of the Bram Stoker Award for Best Brand: Penguin Publishing Group.

“A foundling, an old book of dark fairy tales, a secret garden, an aristocratic family, a love denied, and a mystery. The Forgotten Garden is a captivating, atmospheric and compulsively readable story of the past, secrets, family and memory from the international best-selling author Kate Morton.” “Goss’s collection of 16 gothic.

Brimming with tales of terror, suspense, and the uncanny, with dark castles and even gloomier monasteries, The Oxford Book of Gothic Tales offers the first such collection devoted to this spine-tingling genre. Though Gothic fiction has generally been identified with Walpole's"Castle of Otranto" and the works of Ann Radcliffe, these thirty-seven selections compiled by Chris Baldick provide a.

American gothic tales This edition published in by Plume in New York. Edition Notes "A William Abrahams book." Classifications Dewey Decimal Class / Library of Congress PSH6 A47 The Physical Object Pagination viii, p.

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