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'The Chicken Gave It to Me' by Anne Fine
'The Chicken Gave It to Me'
by Anne Fine (Goodreads Author)
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Carmilla by J. Sheridan Le Fanu
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There are not many examples of explicitly queer fiction in the Victorian era, but writers in the 19th century seem to be comfortable deploying monstrosity in order to explain non heteronormative sexuality. Carmilla is a great example of this. I reall ...more
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The Werewolf by Clemence Housman
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Oh Clemence, you nearly had me til the last bit. Do you want to make your Christ/Christian parallel more explicit?
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The Vampyre; A Tale by John William Polidori
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It is so easy to think of my recollection of The Vampyre as a summary, when on rereading I found that I had pretty much remembered the whole thing.
Not very fleshed out, but it is a short story and a very important one at that.
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The Portrait of Mr. W. H. by Oscar Wilde
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I swear the end gets me everytime. I know it's not that well thought of compared to his other work but I simply love it. It is a story to read over and over again, get lost in the theory and finally realise that it is nothing but lovingly crafted non ...more
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The Mysterious Stranger by Anonymous
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The story was engaging and I can certainly see the foundations it lay for future vampire fiction. However, it does not feel like a happy ending for the female lead to have her strength of character "diminished", making her more compliant to her cousi ...more
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Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk
Fight Club
by Chuck Palahniuk (Goodreads Author)
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Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
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Clarimonde by Théophile Gautier
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The version I read was translated by George Saintsbury and was delightfully debauched and gothic. Excellent short story. I think to extend it might ruin it. The brief tale might be its perfect form. Clarimonde is just ambiguous enough a monstrosity a ...more
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