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Gothic Classics: 60+ Books in One Volume - cover

Gothic Classics: 60+ Books in One Volume

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

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

Publisher: Good Press

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Summary

Gothic Classics: 60+ Books in One Volume presents an unparalleled collection that traces the development and transformations of the Gothic genre across centuries and continents. Encompassing a broad spectrum of literary stylesfrom the foreboding ruins and landscapes of the 18th century to the psychological hauntings of the 19th and early 20th centuriesthis anthology highlights the thematic richness and diversity of Gothic literature. The works included offer readers a unique journey through terror, romance, and the supernatural, showcasing the evolution of the genre and including standout pieces that have influenced the shape of horror and speculative fiction as we know it today. The contributing authors and editors, a veritable who's who of literary giants such as Charles Dickens, Edgar Allan Poe, and Mary Shelley, bring together a mosaic of backgrounds, perspectives, and voices. These creators, many of whom were at the forefront of the Romantic, Victorian, and early modernist movements, offer a multi-faceted exploration of Gothic themes. Their collective oeuvre, reflective of the societal anxieties and fascinations of their times, enriches this anthology by presenting varied narratives that challenge the boundaries between the mortal and the spectral, the oppressor and the oppressed. Gothic Classics: 60+ Books in One Volume is an indispensable addition for students, scholars, and aficionados of the Gothic. This anthology invites readers into a labyrinth of haunted estates, forbidden desires, and ineffable mysteries, offering a comprehensive compendium that spans over two centuries of literary achievement. Through its pages, one discovers not only the depths of human imagination but also the enduring allure of the Gothic story, making it a perfect resource for those seeking to immerse themselves in the shadows and subtleties of Gothic literature's rich legacy.
Available since: 12/14/2023.
Print length: 10814 pages.

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