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60 Gothic Classics - The Castle of Otranto The Tell-Tale Heart The Phantom Ship The Headless Horseman The Man-Wolf The Beetle The Phantom of the Opera - cover

60 Gothic Classics - The Castle of Otranto The Tell-Tale Heart The Phantom Ship The Headless Horseman The Man-Wolf The Beetle The Phantom of the Opera

Horace Walpole, William Thomas Beckford, Eliza Parsons, William Godwin, Ann Radcliffe, Matthew Gregory Lewis, Charles Brockden Brown, Jane Austen, Mary Shelley, Thomas Love Peacock, Edgar Allan Poe, John William Polidori, Washington Irving, Charles Robert Maturin, James Hogg, Victor Hugo, Frederick Marryat, Nikolai Gogol, Charlotte Brontë, Emily Brontë, James Malcolm Rymer, Thomas Peckett Prest, Nathaniel Hawthorne, George Eliot, Wilkie Collins, Robert Louis Stevenson, Charles Dickens, Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu, Arthur Conan Doyle, Oscar Wilde, Guy de Maupassant, Anna Katharine Green, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, ARTHUR MACHEN, George MacDonald, John Meade Falkner, H. G. Wells, Richard Marsh, Henry James, Bram Stoker, W.W. Jacobs, Robert Hugh Benson, Gaston Leroux, Théophile Gautier, William Hope Hodgson, Grant Allen

Translator Samuel Henley, Isabel F. Hapgood, C.J. Hogarth

Publisher: Musaicum Books

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Summary

Spanning over two centuries of literary innovation, '60 Gothic Classics' is a profound exploration of the gothic tradition in literature, enveloping readers in a world of psychological terror, romanticism, and macabre aesthetics. This anthology seamlessly weaves together a tapestry of styles from the stark terror of the 18th century to the nuanced, symbolic narratives of the early 20th century. The collection showcases the evolution of the genre through well-chosen examples, illustrating how each piece contributes to the development of gothic elements like the sublime, the uncanny, and the grotesque. Standout pieces examine haunted landscapes, tormented characters, and chilling, often supernatural, dilemmas without focusing on individual authorial accomplishments, thus underscoring the genre's collective impact. The contributing authors, ranging from Horace Walpole to Gaston Leroux, bring a variety of backgrounds and voices to this anthology, enriching the thematic scope of the collection. Their works reflect the socio-political anxieties of their respective eras, using the gothic form to address issues of identity, morality, and power. The diversity of the authors, encompassing varying nationalities and historical contexts, provides a panoramic view of the gothic mode, linking classic tropes with their evolution into symbols of cultural and psychological resonance across different periods. '60 Gothic Classics' presents a unique scholarly resource and an enriching literary journey for readers intrigued by the darker aspects of human nature and societal norms. This anthology not only invites literary aficionados but also students and scholars to delve into the depths of gothic fiction, offering a comprehensive understanding of its progression and enduring appeal. The collection serves as both an educational tool and a compelling exploration of genre, making it an essential addition to any literary collection interested in the development of gothic literature and its ongoing dialogue between past and present narratives.
Available since: 12/21/2018.
Print length: 10694 pages.

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