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A-level English - The Gothic Novel: Authors & Texts

A guide to resources on the Gothic novel; the origins, indicators, authors and books, compiled by your librarians.

Best Gothic novels

This ‘best of’ selection includes books from the very first of 1764, to  those published during a Gothic novel revival at the end of 19th century. Selection is on the basis of popularity both in their own time and today. Gothic terror and romance as well as texts by American writers have been included.
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Ann Radcliffe

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Bram Stoker

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Edgar Allan Poe

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Charles Dickens

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Henry James

 

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Horace Walpole

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Charlotte Brontë

Robert Louis Stevenson

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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

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Gothic Short Stories

 A Rose for Emily by William Faulkner

The Minister's Black Veil  by Nathaniel Hawthorn

The Sandman by ETA Hoffman

The Monkey's Paw by W.W. Jacobs

The Signalman by Charles Dickens

Gothic Literature Timeline

Popular Authors & Texts

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Wilkie Collins (1824 - 1889) - The Woman in White

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850 - 1894) - The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

Bram Stoker (1847 - 1912) - Dracula

Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900) - The Picture of Dorian Gray

Matthew Lewis (1775 - 1818) - The Monk

Edgar Allan Poe ( 1809 - 1849) - Tales of Mystery and Terror

Horace Walpole (1817-1897) - The Castle of Otranto

Matthew Lewis

Mary Shelley

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Emily Brontë

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