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Northanger abbey

by:Austen, Jane

When Catherine Morland, a country clergyman's daughter, is invited to spend a season in Bath with the fashionable high society, little does she imagine the delights and perils that await her. Captivated and disconcerted by what she finds, and introduced to the joys of 'Gothic novels' by her new friend, Isabella, Catherine longs for mystery and romance. When she is invited to stay with the beguiling Henry Tilney and his family at Northanger Abbey, she expects mystery and intrigue at every turn. However, the truth turns out to be even stranger than fiction.

Editions:1411  Date:1817 - 2022  Genre(s):Gothic fiction, Satire, Love stories, Romance fiction, Gothic fiction

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The woman in white

by:Collins, Wilkie, 1824-1889

The Woman in White is credited with being the first of the sensation novels, and one of the finest examples of the genre. A young woman's husband defrauds her of her fortune, her identity and eventually her sanity. She is saved by her sister and a loyal man who loves her, and her two rescuers attempt to expose her husband. They meet a woman dressed all in white whose fate seems curiously intertwined with that of the young woman. In the tradition of the sensation novel, the story contravenes boundaries of class, identity and the private and public spheres.

Editions:1070  Date:1800 - 2021  Genre(s):Gothic fiction, Psychological fiction, Psychological fiction, Love stories, Romantic suspense fiction

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Rebecca

by:Du Maurier, Daphne, 1907-1989

A young bride is brought by her new husband to his manor house in England. There she finds that the memory of her husband's first wife haunts her, and she tries to discover the secret of that mysterious woman's death.

Editions:1122  Date:1900 - 2021  Genre(s):Romantic suspense fiction, Gothic fiction, Gothic fiction, Romance fiction, Romance fiction

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The castle of Otranto

by:Walpole, Horace

On the day of his wedding, Conrad, heir to the house of Otranto, is killed under mysterious circumstances. His calculating father, Manfred, fears that his dynasty will now come to an end and determines to marry his son's bride himself--despite the fact he is already married. But a series of terrifying supernatural omens soon threaten this unlawful union, as the curse placed on Manfred's ancestor, who usurped the lawful Prince of Otranto, begins to unfold.

Editions:745  Date:1069 - 2021  Genre(s):Gothic fiction, Gothic fiction, Gothic fiction, Horror fiction

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The monk : a romance

by:Lewis, M. G. (Matthew Gregory), 1775-1818

Prepare to be shocked. This novel, written in 1796, is a gothic festival of sex, magic and ghastly, ghostly violence rarely seen in literature. The Monk is remarkably modern in style and tells a breathless tale of temptation, imprisonment and betrayal. Matthew Lewis recounts the downfall of Ambrosio, the holier than thou monk seduced within the walls of a Madrid abbey until he heads for the utter corruption of the soul.

Editions:629  Date:1794 - 2021  Genre(s):Gothic fiction, Horror fiction, Romance fiction, Love stories, Romance fiction

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The man of feeling

by:Mackenzie, Henry, 1745-1831

A novel that displays certain incidents which portray the hero in a variety of emotional experiences. The book takes the hero to London, returns him home to Scotland, and sees him die from an excess of sensibility.

Editions:518  Date:1771 - 2020  Genre(s):Psychological fiction, Psychological fiction, Gothic fiction

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Vathek

by:Beckford, William, 1760-1844

The novel chronicles the fall from power of the Caliph Vathek, who renounces Islam and engages with his mother, Carathis, in a series of licentious and deplorable activities designed to gain him supernatural powers.

Editions:573  Date:1760 - 2021  Genre(s):Gothic fiction, Fantasy fiction, Gothic fiction, Gothic fiction, Fantasy fiction

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Frankenstein : the modern Prometheus

by:Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft, 1797-1851

A monster assembled by a scientist from parts of dead bodies develops a mind of his own as he learns to loathe himself and hate his creator.

Editions:265  Date:1818 - 2021  Genre(s):Horror fiction, Horror fiction, Gothic fiction, Horror fiction, Science fiction

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The haunting of Hill House

by:Jackson, Shirley, 1916-1965

The story of four seekers who arrive at a notoriously unfriendly place called Hill House: Dr. Montague, an occult scholar looking for solid evidence of a "haunting;' Theodora, his lighthearted assistant; Eleanor, a friendless, fragile young woman well acquainted with poltergeists; and Luke, the future heir of Hill House. At first, their stay seems destined to be merely a spooky encounter with inexplicable phenomena. But Hill House is gathering its powers--and soon it will choose one of them to make its own.

Editions:152  Date:1953 - 2019  Genre(s):Psychological fiction, Psychological fiction, Gothic fiction, Gothic fiction, Gothic fiction

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My cousin Rachel

by:Du Maurier, Daphne, 1907-1989

A story of a woman's influence over two men and their attempts to escape her effort to poison them.

Editions:267  Date:1900 - 2017  Genre(s):Romantic suspense fiction, Love stories, Romance fiction, Romance fiction, Gothic fiction

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