Twelve Gothic Tales

Twelve Gothic Tales

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In this anthology we see a dozen examples of Gothic literature, spanning over 150 years from Mary Shelley and Charles Maturin, through to an unexpected master of the macabre, Gerald Durrell. All feature sinister settings of castles and ancient houses, with the protagonists haunted by the tyranny of the past, and physically or spiritually incarcerated by their circumstances.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 129.54 x 193.04 x 22.86mm | 226.8g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0192880942
  • 9780192880949

Table of contents

Introduction; Mary Shelley: 'The Dream'; Charles R. Maturin: 'Leixlip Castle'; Edgar Allen Poe: 'Metzengerstein'; Richard H. Barham: 'The Spectre of Tappington'; J. Sheridan Le Fanu: 'Sir Dominick's Bargain'; Bram Stoker: 'The Secret of the Growing Gold' Ralph Adams Cram: 'In Kropfsberg Keep'; Louisa Baldwin: 'The Real and the Counterfeit'; F. Marion Crawford: 'The Dead Smile'; Stephen Hall: 'By One, By Two, And By Three'; L. A. G. Strong: 'The Buckross Ring'; Gerald Durrell: 'The Entrance'; Notes; Acknowledgements.show more

About Richard Dalby

Richard Dalby has edited many bestselling anthologies including The Virago Book of Ghost Stories (in 3 vols.) and has edited collections of ghost stories by H. Russell Wakefield, E. F. Benson, and many other writers in the ghostly and Gothic genres.show more

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