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Seven Masterpieces of Gothic Horror
by Robert Donald Spector , Horace Walpole, Clara Reeve, Matthew Lewis, Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Edgar Allan Poe, J. Sheridan Le Fanu
When the scientific and the rational worlds become oppressive, a reaction usually takes places, and in the eighteenth century one such reaction was the Gothic novel. The supernatural, romantic fantasy, mystery and terror crept into fiction in the age of Enlightenment, and this Gothic underground has prevailed to our own day. In this collection, which includes Horace Walpol ...more
Paperback, 465 pages
Published April 1st 1970 by Bantam
(first published 1963)
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A great way to introduce yourself to Gothic Horror! The 13 page introduction gives you a very good overview. Maybe you've read Jane Austen's Northanger Abbey and want to know what she was making fun of. The first 2 novels included are a must- The Castle of Otranto, The Old English Baron. Other works by Frankenstein author Mary Shelley are not easy to come by, her story The Heir of Mondolfo is included here. Only 2nd to Bram Stoker's Dracula, is Carmilla, also included! My only complaint is that ...more