Twelve Gothic Tales

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Richard Dalby
Oxford University Press, 1998 - Fiction - 221 pages
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In this anthology we see a dozen fine examples of Gothic literature, spanning over one hundred and fifty years--from Mary Shelley and Charles Maturin's classic fiction up to an unexpected master of the macabre, Gerald Durrell. All of the tales feature sinister settings such as castles and ancient houses, along with protagonists who are haunted by the tyranny of the past and physically or else spiritually incarcerated by their circumstances. Designed to provide an overview of the genre, and offering a balance of classic and more unusual stories, this is a book that will appeal to both the newcomer and dedicated collector of Gothic fiction.

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User Review  - thioviolight - LibraryThing

The collection has some very worthwhile reads, though the old-fashioned writing of some of the pieces slowed me down a bit. In particular, I liked J. Sheridan Le Fanu's "Dickon the Devil," Sabine ... Read full review

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A real nice selection Read full review


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About the author (1998)

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.

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