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Seven Masterpieces of Gothic Horror

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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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Berslon Pank
Oct 01, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I found these stories incredibly boring.
Carlos West
Feb 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: horror, anthologies
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
Keith
Dec 07, 2009 rated it liked it
Although I am not convinced these seven belong together I enjoyed reading them and the small bits of background and footnotes provided. Carmilla is by far the one worth reading if you choose only one.
Charles
Oct 07, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: horror
Masterpieces for sure. Some of the very first gothic tales, the precursor to horror.
Kit Harrison
Nov 14, 2012 rated it liked it
I only read the Castle of Otranto. Not really what I was expecting.
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