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The Mysteries of London: The Forgotten Gothic Victorian Classic

How does one even begin to write about George W. M. Reynold’s mammoth classic The Mysteries of London (1844)? The new Valancourt press edition that I recently read is two volumes and runs around 2,300 pages. 3,549 more words

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A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

Title:  A Tale of Two Cities
Author:  Charles Dickens
Length:  293 pages
Genre:  Classic Literature; Classic Gothic Literature

About This Book

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Frankenstein by Mary Shelley


Title:  Frankenstein
Author:  Mary Shelley
Length:  166 pages
Genre:  Classic Literature; Classic Gothic Literature

About the Book

When you hear the name “Frankenstein”, visions of a tall, green, ugly monster tend to come to mind. 469 more words

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Classic Gothic Books for October

It’s officially the fall season now and that means I’m thinking about sweatshirts and sweatpants, crisp cool weather, Hallmark movies, and of course books. :) Fall is my favorite season and as I’ve been thinking about… 797 more words

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Sin, Sexism, and Gothic Wanderers: Haggard and Lang’s The World’s Desire

The World’s Desire (1890) is one of the most interesting, strange, possibly sexist, and only partially satisfying novels I have ever read. This collaboration between H. 2,490 more words

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Powers of Darkness: The Icelandic and Possibly Lost Version of Dracula

I was so excited when I first heard several months ago about the publication of Powers of Darkness. This book creates a whole new mystery for… 1,446 more words

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The Mysteries of Paris: Criminal Redemption and Non-Gothic Wanderers

Eugene Sue’s The Mysteries of Paris should need no introduction, and yet, while it remains well-known in France, few English or American readers will have heard of it. 1,807 more words

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