Gothic Short Stories (Wordsworth Classics)

by David Blair (editor) | Horror | This book has not been rated.
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Journal Entry 1 by wingTaryawing from Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Friday, May 16, 2014
Late in the 18th century authors began to write 'Gothic' stories as a way of putting literature back in touch with the irrational, the supernatural and the bizarre, which had been neglected in the 'Age of Reason.'

This superb new collection brings together stories from the earliest decades of Gothic writing with later 19th and early 20th century tales from the period in which Gothic diversified into the familiar forms of the ghost- and horror-story. Work by writers such as Poe, Dickens, Hawthorne, Gaskell and M.R. James appears alongside that of anonymous writers from the start of the period and many lesser-known authors from Britain and America.

Some of these stories, like the haunting 'The Lame Priest' are 'lost masterpieces' and several have never been anthologised before. Together they cover the spectrum of Gothic story-telling - tales of madness and violence, of shape-shifters and spectres, that express some of their deepest fears of the human mind - insanity, sexuality, death and the often terrible power of the past to catch up with the present.

In a lively, authoritative introduction David Blair provides fresh insights and a detailed commentary on the stories' place in the complex traditions of Gothic writing in British and American literature.

General Introduction by Keith Carabine
Foreword by David Blair
Introduction by David Blair
Select Bibliography:
Sir Bertrand: A Fragment (1773) by Anna Letitia Barbauld
Captive of the Banditti (1801) by Nathan Drake and An Anonymous Hand
Extracts from Gosschen's Diary: No. 1 (1818) by John Wilson
The Parricide's Tale (1820) by Charles Robert Maturin
The Spectre Bride (1822) by William Harrison Ainsworth
The Tapestried Chamber (1829) by Sir Walter Scott
Berenice (1835) by Edgar Allan Poe
A Madman's Manuscript (1836) by Charles Dickens
Strange Event in the Life of Schalken the Painter (1839) by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
Ethan Brand (1850) by Nathaniel Hawthorne
The Old Nurse's Story (1852) by Elizabeth Gaskell
The Body-Snatcher (1885) by Robert Louis Stevenson
The Yellow Wallpaper (1892) by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
The Death of Halpin Frayser (1893) by Ambrose Bierce
Canon Alberic's Scrapbook (1894) by M. R. James
No. 252 Rue M. le Prince (1895) by Ralph Adams Cram
The Lame Priest (1901) by S. Carleton
Luella Miller (1902) by Mary Wilkins Freeman
The Bird in the Garden (1912) by Richard Middleton
The Room in the Tower (1912) by E. F. Benson
Notes on Authors and Stories

Journal Entry 2 by wingTaryawing at Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Thursday, October 11, 2018
Kirja varattu Tindelitindalle.

Journal Entry 3 by wingTaryawing at Vantaa, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Sunday, November 04, 2018

Released 1 yr ago (11/4/2018 UTC) at Vantaa, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland


Tindelitinda toivoi tätä kirjaa ja niinpä otan sen mukaan illan lentokenttämiittiin sen varalta, että kirja sujahtaisi taavinan laukkuun.. On minulla toki pari varakassia mukanani :D

Kiitokset kuriirille ja jännittäviä lukuhetkiä Tindelitindalle! Enjoy reading!

Lue ja vapauta -

Journal Entry 4 by taavina at Vantaa, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Kassillinen kirjoja ja uusi kaunis kassi lähtivät Vantaalta matkaani, kiitos vain :)

Journal Entry 5 by taavina at Raahe, Pohjois-Pohjanmaa / Norra Österbotten Finland on Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Released 2 wks ago (11/19/2019 UTC) at Raahe, Pohjois-Pohjanmaa / Norra Österbotten Finland


Kauheita lukuhetkiä!

Journal Entry 6 by wingTindelitindawing at Raahe, Pohjois-Pohjanmaa / Norra Österbotten Finland on Wednesday, November 20, 2019
Kiitos kirjasta! Tämän matka minulle kestikin vain vuoden...

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