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The Book of Gothic Tales - Dark Fantasy Novels Supernatural Mysteries Horror Tales Gothic Romances - cover

The Book of Gothic Tales - Dark Fantasy Novels Supernatural Mysteries Horror Tales Gothic Romances

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, Guy de Maupassant, 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, William Thomas Beckford, Nikolai Gogol, Mary Shelley, Ann Radcliffe, Matthew Gregory Lewis, Eliza Parsons

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

Publisher: Good Press

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Summary

The Book of Gothic Tales' brings together an unprecedented assembly of literary genius, spanning two centuries of Gothic fiction that has haunted, thrilled, and ensnared readers across the globe. This collection showcases a stellar array of literary styles, from the psychological terror and eerie mysteries of Poe to the romantic despair of the Brontës, all under the broad and shadowy umbrella of the Gothic tradition. Each tale has been meticulously selected for its ability to explore the darker facets of human nature, the thin line between the supernatural and the psychological, and the societal undercurrents of the time. The anthology resonates with themes of forbidden knowledge, the supernatural, and the struggle between reason and passion, making it a cornerstone for understanding the depth and diversity of Gothic literature. The contributing authors, distinguished by their significant contributions to literature and the Gothic genre, come from diverse backgrounds, both culturally and historically. Together, they represent a cross-section of the 19th and early 20th centuries' most influential literary figures. Their collective works capture the evolving nature of Gothic fiction, reflecting on the anxieties of their respective eras - from the haunting landscapes of Irish and Scottish lore to the nuanced critiques of social norms and the exploration of the human psyche. This anthology aligns with essential literary movements, assembling pieces that, though varied in setting and subject, share a core fascination with the macabre, the mysterious, and the grotesque. 'The Book of Gothic Tales' is essential reading for anyone keen to explore the rich tapestry of Gothic literature through its most iconic narratives and figures. It offers readers a unique opportunity to engage with the works of literary giants within a single volume, presenting a broad, yet curated exploration of Gothic fictions evolution and its enduring relevance in contemporary discussions around fear, desire, and the supernatural. Inviting both scholars and enthusiasts to traverse its haunting pages, this collection promises an unparalleled journey through the minds of those who crafted the Gothic literary tradition.
Available since: 12/29/2023.
Print length: 10773 pages.

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