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Gothic Horror

Dracula

by Bram Stoker (Author)

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'We are in Transylvania; and Transylvania is not England. Our ways are not your ways, and there shall be to you many strange things.'

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× Dracula

by Bram Stoker (Author)

Series:Collins Classics

Format:

Paperback / softback

496 pages

Publisher:HarperCollins Publishers

Imprint:William Collins

ISBN:9780007420087

Published:1 Jan 2011

Dimensions:176 x 116 x 32 (mm)

Pub. Country:United Kingdom

Country of Origin:GB

Description

HarperCollins is proud to present its new range of best-loved, essential classics. 'We are in Transylvania; and Transylvania is not England. Our ways are not your ways, and there shall be to you many strange things.' Earnest and naive solicitor Jonathan Harker travels to Transylvania to organise the estate of the infamous Count Dracula at his crumbling castle in the ominous Carpathian Mountains.

Through notes and diary entries, Harker keeps track of the horrors and terrors that beset him at the castle, telling his fiancé Mina of the Count's supernatural powers and his own imprisonment. Although Harker eventually manages to escape and reunite with Mina, his experiences have led to a mental breakdown of sorts. Meanwhile in England, Mina's friend Lucy has been bitten and begins to turn into a vampire.

With the help of Professor Van Helsing, a previous suitor of Lucy's, Seward, and Lucy's fiancé Holmwood attempt to thwart Count Dracula and his attempts on Lucy and consequently Mina's life. Arguably the most enduring Gothic novel of the 19th Century, Bram Stoker's Dracula is as chilling today in its depiction of the vampire world and its exploration of Victorian values as it was at its time of publication.

Frankenstein

by Mary Shelley (Author)

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Frankenstein is the classic gothic horror novel which has thrilled and engrossed readers for two centuries.

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× Frankenstein

by Mary Shelley (Author)

Series:Wordsworth Classics

Format:

Paperback / softback

208 pages

Publisher:Wordsworth Editions Ltd

Imprint:Wordsworth Editions Ltd

ISBN:9781853260230

Published:5 May 1992

Dimensions:198 x 133 x 12 (mm)

Pub. Country:United Kingdom

Country of Origin:GB

Description

Frankenstein is the classic gothic horror novel which has thrilled and engrossed readers for two centuries. Written by Mary Shelley, it is a story which she intended would 'curdle the blood and quicken the beatings of the heart.' The tale is a superb blend of science fiction, mystery and thriller. Victor Frankenstein driven by the mad dream of creating his own creature, experiments with alchemy and science to build a monster stitched together from dead remains.

Once the creature becomes a living breathing articulate entity, it turns on its maker and the novel darkens into tragedy. The reader is very quickly swept along by the force of the elegant prose, the grotesque, surreal imagery, and the multi-layered themes in the novel. Although first published in 1818, Shelley's masterpiece still maintains a strong grip on the imagination and has been the inspiration for numerous horror movies, television and stage adaptations.

The Fall of the House of Usher and Other Selected Stories

by Edgar Allan Poe (Author)

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Spine-tingling, mind-altering and deliciously atmospheric. Journey into the dark side of America with nine of its most uncanny classics.

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× The Fall of the House of Usher and Other Selected Stories

by Edgar Allan Poe (Author)

Series:Vintage American Gothic

Format:

Paperback / softback

416 pages

Publisher:Vintage Publishing

Imprint:Vintage Classics

ISBN:9781784878511

Published:7 Sep 2023

Dimensions:130 x 197 x 29 (mm)

Pub. Country:United Kingdom

Country of Origin:GB

Description

VINTAGE CLASSICS' AMERICAN GOTHIC SERIES. Spine-tingling, mind-altering and deliciously atmospheric. Journey into the dark side of America with nine of its most uncanny classics. Edgar Allan Poe was a writer of uncommon talent; in The Murders in the Rue Morgue he created the genre of detective fiction while his genius for finding the strangeness lurking within us all has been an influence on everyone from Freud to Hollywood. This complete collection of all his short stories and novellas contains well-known tales 'The Pit and the Pendulum' and 'The Tell-Tale Heart' alongside hidden gems that both unsettle and enthral the reader.

House of Hunger : the shiver-inducing, skin-prickling, mouth-watering feast of a Gothic novel

by Alexis Henderson (Author)

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NOMINATED FOR BEST HORROR NOVEL in the GOODREADS READERS CHOICE AWARDS... 'A lurid, luscious debauch of a book.' Guardian. 'An unforgettable feast of decadence and depravity, House of Hunger cements Henderson's place as one of the great gothic writers of our generation.' S T GIBSON, author of A Dowry of Blood.

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× House of Hunger : the shiver-inducing, skin-prickling, mouth-watering feast of a Gothic novel

by Alexis Henderson (Author)

Format:

Paperback / softback

304 pages

Publisher:Transworld Publishers Ltd

Imprint:Penguin (Transworld)

ISBN:9781804992999

Published:12 Oct 2023

Dimensions:197 x 127 x 17 (mm)

Pub. Country:United Kingdom

Description

NOMINATED FOR BEST HORROR NOVEL in the GOODREADS READERS CHOICE AWARDS... 'A lurid, luscious debauch of a book.' Guardian. 'An unforgettable feast of decadence and depravity, House of Hunger cements Henderson's place as one of the great gothic writers of our generation.' S T GIBSON, author of A Dowry of Blood.

A young woman is drawn into the upper echelons of a society where blood is power in this dark and enthralling Gothic novel from the author of The Year of the Witching.

WANTED: A bloodmaid of exceptional taste. Must have a keen proclivity for life's finer pleasures. Girls of weak will need not apply. Marion Shaw has been raised in the slums, where want and deprivation are all she knows.

Despite longing to leave the city and its miseries, she has no real hope of escape until the day she spots a strange advertisement in the newspaper, seeking a 'bloodmaid'. Though she knows little about the far north - where wealthy nobles live in luxury and drink the blood of those in their service - Marion applies to the position. In a matter of days, she finds herself at the notorious House of Hunger.

There, Marion is swept into a world of dark debauchery - and there, at the centre of it all is her. Her name is Countess Lisavet. Loved and feared in equal measure, she presides over this hedonistic court.

And she takes a special interest in Marion. Lisavet is magnetic, charismatic, seductive - and Marion is eager to please her new mistress. But when her fellow bloodmaids begin to go missing in the night, Marion is thrust into a vicious game of cat and mouse.

She'll need to learn the rules of her new home - and fast - or its halls will soon become her grave.

The Year of the Witching

by Alexis Henderson (Author)

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Shortlisted for the GoodReads Choice Awards 2020 for Best Debut Novel and Best Horror Novel . . .

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× The Year of the Witching

by Alexis Henderson (Author)

Format:

Paperback / softback

368 pages

Publisher:Transworld Publishers Ltd

Imprint:Corgi Books

ISBN:9780552176682

Published:30 Sep 2021

Dimensions:129 x 199 x 27 (mm)

Pub. Country:United Kingdom

Country of Origin:GB

Description

The Handmaid's Tale meets The Village in this stunning feminist debut . . .

Shortlisted for the GoodReads Choice Awards 2020 for Best Debut Novel and Best Horror Novel . . .

A magnificent, raw slice of folk horror, dark with threat and clenched with suspense . . .

'A brilliant debut to chill the brightest summer day' DAILY MAIL.

It takes the best tropes of horror and witchcraft and gives them a refreshingly feminist twist.' S.A. CHAKRABORTY, author of The City of Brass.

Born on the fringes of Bethel, Immanuelle does her best to obey the Church and follow Holy Protocol. For it was in Bethel that the first Prophet pursued and killed four powerful witches, and so cleansed the land.

And then a chance encounter lures her into the Darkwood that surrounds Bethel. It is a forbidden place, haunted by the spirits of the witches who bestow an extraordinary gift on Immanuelle. The diary of her dead mother .

. . Fascinated by and fearful of the secrets the diary reveals, Immanuelle begins to understand why her mother once consorted with witches.

And as the truth about the Prophets, the Church and their history is revealed, so Immanuelle understands what must be done. For the real threat to Bethel is its own darkness. Bethel must change.

And that change will begin with her . . .

And readers have been bewitched: 'I absolutely could not put it down' ***** 'Hecking scary and tense, it gave me goosebumps more than once' *****'Absolutely stunning read' *****'A truly OUTSTANDING read! I am so glad I picked up this book' *****

The Murmurs

by Michael J. Malone (Author)

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'Vivid, visceral and compulsive' Ian Rankin.

'A beautifully written tale, original, engrossing and scary... a dark joy' The Times.

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× The Murmurs : The most compulsive, chilling gothic thriller you'll read this year

by Michael J. Malone (Author)

Series:The Annie Jackson Mysteries

Format:

Paperback / softback

300 pages

Publisher:Orenda Books

Imprint:Orenda Books

ISBN:9781914585821

Published:14 Sep 2023

Dimensions:198 x 128 x 22 (mm)

Pub. Country:United Kingdom

Description

A young woman starts experiencing terrifying premonitions of people dying, as it becomes clear that a family curse known only as The Murmurs has begun, and a long-forgotten crime is about to be unearthed... 'Malone is the master of twists, turns and the unexpected ... a master of his craft' Herald Scotland.

'A fine, atmospheric chiller couched in Malone's customary elegant prose' Douglas Skelton.

'A master storyteller at the very top of his game, Michael J. Malone weaves the most exquisite tale ... mesmeric and suspenseful' Marion Todd.

In the beginning there was fear. White-hot, nerve-shredding fear. Terrifying premonitions of deaths. And then they started... The Murmurs...

On the first morning of her new job at Heartfield House, a care home for the elderly, Annie Jackson wakens from a terrifying dream. And when she arrives at the home, she knows that the first old man she meets is going to die. How she knows this is a terrifying mystery, but it is the start of horrifying premonitions ...a rekindling of the curse that has trickled through generations of women in her family - a wicked gift known only as 'the murmurs'... With its reappearance comes an old, forgotten fear that is about to grip Annie Jackson. And this time, it will never let go...

A compulsive gothic thriller and a spellbinding supernatural mystery about secrets and small communities, about faith, courage and self-preservation, The Murmurs is a startling and compulsive read from one of Scotland's finest authors.

'Vivid, visceral and compulsive' Ian Rankin.

'Brilliantly creepy ...a spine-tingling treat' Daily Record.

'Prepare to have your marrow well and truly chilled by this deeply creepy Scottish horror ... A complex and multi-layered story' Sunday Mirror.

'A beautifully written tale, original, engrossing and scary... a dark joy' The Times.

'A deeply satisfying read' Sunday Times.

'A fine, page-turning thriller' Daily Mail.

'Unsettling, multi-layered and expertly paced' CultureFly.

The Woman in Black and Other Ghost Stories : A special edition of the classic gothic novel

by Susan Hill (Author)

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A beautiful hardback edition of the famously terrifying ghost story, The Woman in Black, together with four other spine-chilling tales in one beautiful volume.

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× The Woman in Black and Other Ghost Stories : A special edition of the classic gothic novel

by Susan Hill (Author)

Series:Vintage Quarterbound Classics

Format:

Hardback

752 pages

Publisher:Vintage Publishing

Imprint:Vintage Classics

ISBN:9781784878368

Published:5 Oct 2023

Dimensions:137 x 207 x 62 (mm)

Pub. Country:United Kingdom

Description

A beautiful hardback edition of the famously terrifying ghost story, The Woman in Black, together with four other spine-chilling tales in one beautiful volume. Arthur Kipps, a junior solicitor, is summoned to attend the funeral of Mrs Alice Drablow, the sole inhabitant of Eel Marsh House. The house stands at the end of a causeway, wreathed in fog and mystery, but it is not until he glimpses a wasted young woman, dressed all in black, at the funeral, that a creeping sense of unease begins to take hold, a feeling deepened by the reluctance of the locals to talk of the woman in black - and her terrible purpose.

This illustrated edition includes four of Susan Hill's scariest ghost stories: Dolly, The Man in the Picture, Printer's Devil Court and The Small Hand. 'Heartstoppingly chilling' Daily Express. 'No one chills the heart like Susan Hill' Daily Telegraph. VINTAGE QUARTERBOUND CLASSICS: Bound to be beautifulI llustrated by Nick Tankard.

Gothic Short Stories

Edited by: David Blair

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Late in the eighteenth 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'.

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× Gothic Short Stories

Edited by:David Blair

Format:

Paperback / softback

272 pages

Publisher:Wordsworth Editions Ltd

Imprint:Wordsworth Editions Ltd

ISBN:9781840224252

Published:5 Sep 2002

Dimensions:196 x 132 x 15 (mm)

Pub. Country:United Kingdom

Country of Origin:GB

Description

Selected and edited with an introduction and notes by David Blair, University of Kent at Canterbury. Late in the eighteenth 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 the 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.

Robert Louis Stevenson Collection

by Robert Louis Stevenson (Author) , Richard Dury (Foreword By)

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Along with Mary Shelley, Bram Stoker and Oscar Wilde, Robert Louis Stevenson brought to life the monstrous nature that hides within humanity.

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× Robert Louis Stevenson Collection

by Robert Louis Stevenson (Author) , Richard Dury (Foreword By)

Format:

Hardback

480 pages, 25 Line drawings, black and white

Publisher:Flame Tree Publishing

Imprint:Flame Tree Publishing

ISBN:9781804177105

Published:22 Aug 2023

Dimensions:161 x 241 x 43 (mm)

Pub. Country:United Kingdom

Description

Along with Mary Shelley, Bram Stoker and Oscar Wilde, Robert Louis Stevenson brought to life the monstrous nature that hides within humanity. For his masterpiece The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr Hyde, the clever manipulator of the dark and gothic mood revealed the duality of human nature with a tale that resonates still today.

This new selection gathers together 'The Body Snatcher', 'A Lodging for the Night', 'The Isle of Voices', 'The Bottle Imp', 'Story of the Physician and the Saratoga Trunk', and many other chilling and thrilling stories for readers who delight in the shadows and the mysterious. The Flame Tree Gothic Fantasy, Classic Stories and Epic Tales collections bring together the entire range of myth, folklore and modern short fiction. Highlighting the roots of suspense, supernatural, science fiction and mystery stories, the books in Flame Tree Collections series are beautifully presented, perfect as a gift and offer a lifetime of reading pleasure.

Maude Horton's Glorious Revenge : The most addictive Victorian gothic thriller of the year

by Lizzie Pook (Author)

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London, 1850. Constance Horton has disappeared. Maude, her older sister, knows only that Constance abandoned the apothecary they call home, and, disguised as a boy, boarded a ship bound for the Arctic.

She never returned. A tragic accident, the Admiralty called it. But Maude Horton knows something isn't right.

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× Maude Horton's Glorious Revenge : The most addictive Victorian gothic thriller of the year

by Lizzie Pook (Author)

Format:

Hardback

336 pages

Publisher:Pan Macmillan

Imprint:Picador

ISBN:9781529072891

Published:1 Feb 2024

Dimensions:144 x 225 x 35 (mm)

Pub. Country:United Kingdom

Country of Origin:GB

Description

'Grisly, addictive fun . . . I devoured it in 24 hours'. Emilia Hart, author of Weyward.

In deepest winter, beware the coldest hearts . . .

London, 1850. Constance Horton has disappeared. Maude, her older sister, knows only that Constance abandoned the apothecary they call home, and, disguised as a boy, boarded a ship bound for the Arctic.

She never returned. A tragic accident, the Admiralty called it. But Maude Horton knows something isn't right.

When she finds Constance's journal, it becomes clear that the truth is being buried by sinister forces. To find answers and deliver justice for her sister, Maude must step into London's dark underbelly, and into the path of dangerous, powerful men. The kind of men who seek their fortune in the city's horrors, from the hangings at Newgate to the ghoulish waxworks of Madame Tussaud's.

It is a perilous task. But Maude has dangerous skills of her own . . .

'Brilliant! Stuffed with adventure' - Stuart Turton, author of The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle. 'A gripping adventure story' - Emma Stonex, author of The Lamplighters. 'Victorian gothic at its very very best' - Susan Stokes-Chapman, author of Pandora.

Late Victorian Gothic Tales

Various authors (see further information)

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'He was a man of fairly firm fibre, but there was something in this sudden, uncontrollable shriek of horror which chilled his blood and pringled in his skin. Coming in such a place and at such an hour, it brought a thousand fantastic possibilities into his head...'

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× Late Victorian Gothic Tales

Edited by:Roger Luckhurst

Series:Oxford World's Classics

Format:

Paperback / softback

336 pages, 4 line drawings

Publisher:Oxford University Press

Imprint:Oxford University Press

ISBN:9780199538874

Published:26 Feb 2009

Dimensions:196 x 130 x 17 (mm)

Pub. Country:United Kingdom

Country of Origin:GB

Description

'He was a man of fairly firm fibre, but there was something in this sudden, uncontrollable shriek of horror which chilled his blood and pringled in his skin. Coming in such a place and at such an hour, it brought a thousand fantastic possibilities into his head...' The Victorian Fin de siècle: the era of Decadence, The Yellow Book, the New Woman, the scandalous Oscar Wilde, the Empire on which the sun never set. This heady brew was caught nowhere better than in the revival of the Gothic tale in the late Victorian age, where the undead walked and evil curses, foul murder, doomed inheritance and sexual menace played on the stretched nerves of the new mass readerships.

This anthology collects together some of the most famous examples of the Gothic tale in the 1890s, with stories by Arthur Conan Doyle, Vernon Lee, Henry James and Arthur Machen, as well as some lesser known yet superbly chilling tales from the era. The introduction explores the many reasons for the Gothic revival, and how it spoke to the anxieties of the moment. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe.

Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

The Fascination : The INSTANT SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER ...

by Essie Fox (Author)

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The estranged grandson of a wealthy collector of human curiosities becomes fascinated with teenaged twin sisters, leading them into a web of dark obsessions. A dazzlingly dark gothic novel from the bestselling author of The Somnambulist.

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× The Fascination : The INSTANT SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER ...

by Essie Fox (Author)

Format:

Hardback

320 pages

Publisher:Orenda Books

Imprint:Orenda Books

ISBN:9781914585524

Published:22 Jun 2023

Dimensions:138 x 207 x 28 (mm)

Pub. Country:United Kingdom

Country of Origin:GB

Description

The estranged grandson of a wealthy collector of human curiosities becomes fascinated with teenaged twin sisters, leading them into a web of dark obsessions. A dazzlingly dark gothic novel from the bestselling author of The Somnambulist. 'Makes skilful use of the tropes of Victorian gothic fiction, a story of society's outsiders seeking acceptance and redemption' Sunday Times. Book of the Month. Mysterious, sometimes shocking, full of surprises and twists, brimming with Victorian wonders - Sean Lusk. A magical, macabre masterpiece - A.J. West. Fascinating and immersive - Anna Mazzola.

Victorian England. A world of rural fairgrounds and glamorous London theatres. A world of dark secrets and deadly obsessions. Twin sisters Keziah and Tilly Lovell are identical in every way, except that Tilly hasn't grown a single inch since she was five.

Coerced into promoting their father's quack elixir as they tour the country fairgrounds, at the age of fifteen the girls are sold to a mysterious Italian known as Captain. Theo is an orphan, raised by his grandfather, Lord Seabrook, a man who has a dark interest in anatomical freaks and other curiosities particularly the human kind. Resenting his grandson for his mother's death in childbirth, when Seabrook remarries and a new heir is produced, Theo is forced to leave home without a penny to his name.

Theo finds employment in Dr Summerwell's Museum of Anatomy in London, and here he meets Captain and his theatrical family of performers, freaks and outcasts. But it is Theo's fascination with Tilly and Keziah that will lead all of them into a web of deceits, exposing the darkest secrets and threatening everything they know. Exploring universal themes of love and loss, the power of redemption and what it means to be unique, The Fascination is an evocative, glittering and bewitching gothic novel that brings alive Victorian London and darkness and deception that lies beneath.

Essie Fox follows in the footsteps of Angela Carter and AS Byatt with an adult fairy tale that delves into the darkest compulsions of human nature. . . an opium trance of a novel, a vivid fantasmagoria - Noel O'Reilly.

Deliciously dark, full of twists and surprises - Liz Hyder.

Filled with gothic darkness and glorious hope - Liz Fenwick.

Rich, dark and heady, a glorious gothic carnival - Kate Griffin.

Truly unexpected and original - Kate Forsyth.

Beautifully researched, full of horrors and delights, a chilling, thrilling slice of Victorian gothic - Bridget Walsh.

A cast of characters Dickens would be proud of - Frances Quinn.

A dizzying potion of a novel - Polly Crosby.

A twisty, gothic treat, wild and wonderful cast of characters - Rebecca John.

Rich in peril, tempered with strange, theatrical beauty - Kate Mascarenhas.

Haunting and emotive - Gill Paul.

A gorgeously gothic slice of Victoriana - Katherine Clements.

Beautifully controlled, exceptional storytelling, exquisitely told - Nydia Hetherington.

A beautiful, haunting tale peopled by a thrilling set of living, breathing characters, very fine historical fiction - Emma Carroll.

So inventive and surprising, beautiful writing, unforgettable characters - Juliet West.

A sumptuous, gothic treat that will reel you in and not let you go until the final page. Bravo! - Caroline Green.

Essie Fox is the mistress of gothic Victoriana...utterly beguiling and rendered in exquisite detail... a wonderful, captivating carnival of a novel - Elizabeth Fremantle.

Wonderfully vivid and touching extraordinary - Adele Geras.

Atmospheric, gripping and ultimately uplifting - Karen Coles.

Richly detailed, beautifully written, a fascinating read - Michael J Malone.

The very best kind of gothic - Lianne Dillsworth.

The Three Impostors

by Arthur Machen (Author)

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Condemned as decadent and obscene upon publication, Machen's writing earned praise from Oscar Wilde and H. P. Lovecraft. Throughout the years, Machen's work has been referenced and adapted by such figures as Stephen King, Guillermo del Toro, and Josh Malerman for its masterfully unsettling blend of science, myth, and magic.

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× The Three Impostors

by Arthur Machen (Author)

Series:Mint Editions

Format:

Paperback / softback

136 pages

Publisher:Graphic Arts Books

Imprint:Graphic Arts Books

ISBN:9781513282992

Published:15 Jul 2021

Dimensions:126 x 202 x 14 (mm)

Pub. Country:United States

Country of Origin:GB

Description

The Three Impostors (1895) is a novel by Arthur Machen. Consisting of interwoven stories involving the title characters, The Three Impostors was compared to the prose style of Robert Louis Stevenson on publication. Condemned as decadent and obscene upon publication, Machen's writing earned praise from Oscar Wilde and H. P. Lovecraft. Throughout the years, Machen's work has been referenced and adapted by such figures as Stephen King, Guillermo del Toro, and Josh Malerman for its masterfully unsettling blend of science, myth, and magic.

Inspired by his knowledge of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, which was undergoing a controversial conflict involving Irish poet W. B. Yeats and English mystic Aleister Crowley at the time, Machen crafts a layered tale of suspense and secrecy that continues to entertain and surprise over a century after its release.

In London, a secret society of occultists gains strength through mutual disdain of modern life and Victorian social conventions. Three impostors gifted in the art of deceit do their best to disrupt city life while embarking on a quest for an Imperial Roman coin with a salacious history. The Three Impostors is a kaleidoscopic novel concerned with the horrors ever present on the outskirts of daily life, waiting to make themselves known.

With a beautifully designed cover and professionally typeset manuscript, this edition of Arthur Machen's The Three Impostors is a classic of British horror fiction reimagined for modern readers.

The Picture of Dorian Gray

by Oscar Wilde (Author)

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Dorian makes a wish he will live to regret: that all the marks of age will now be reflected in the portrait rather than on Dorian's own face. The stage is now set for a masterful tale about appearance, reality, art, life, truth, fiction and the burden of conscience.

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× The Picture of Dorian Gray

by Oscar Wilde (Author)

Series:Evergreens

Format:

Paperback / softback

288 pages

Publisher:Alma Books Ltd

Imprint:Alma Classics

ISBN:9781847493729

Published:4 Jul 2014

Dimensions:198 x 128 x 20 (mm)

Pub. Country:United Kingdom

Language:English

Country of Origin:GB

Description

Dorian Gray is having his picture painted by Basil Hallward, who is charmed by his looks. But when Sir Henry Wotton visits and seduces Dorian into the worship of youthful beauty with an intoxicating speech, Dorian makes a wish he will live to regret: that all the marks of age will now be reflected in the portrait rather than on Dorian's own face. The stage is now set for a masterful tale about appearance, reality, art, life, truth, fiction and the burden of conscience.

Oscar Wilde's only full-length novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray is a lasting gem of sophisticated wit and playfulness, which brings together all the best elements of his talent in a reinterpretation of the Faustian myth.

The Beetle

by Richard Marsh (Author)

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'I saw him taking a different shape before my eyes. His loose draperies all fell off him, and, as they were in the very act of falling, there issued ... a monstrous creature of the beetle type'.

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× The Beetle

by Richard Marsh (Author)

Format:

Paperback / softback

384 pages

Publisher:Penguin Books Ltd

Imprint:Penguin Classics

ISBN:9780241341353

Published:7 Jun 2018

Dimensions:198 x 136 x 23 (mm)

Pub. Country:United Kingdom

Country of Origin:GB

Description

'I saw him taking a different shape before my eyes. His loose draperies all fell off him, and, as they were in the very act of falling, there issued ... a monstrous creature of the beetle type'. Eminent politician Paul Lessingham is the toast of Westminster, but when 'the Beetle' arrives from Egypt to hunt him down, the dark and gruesome secret that haunts him is dragged into the light.

Bent on revenge for a crime committed against the disciples of an Egyptian goddess, the Beetle terrorizes its victims and will stop at nothing until it has satisfaction.

Our Hideous Progeny : A thrilling Gothic Adventure

by C.E. McGill (Author)

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'Compelling and utterly absorbing ... an artfully crafted debut that echoes the dark essence of Mary Shelley's FRANKENSTEIN while maintaining a fascinating originality all of its own' Susan Stokes-Chapman, author of PANDORA.

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× Our Hideous Progeny : A thrilling Gothic Adventure

by C.E. McGill (Author)

Format:

Paperback / softback

400 pages

Publisher:Transworld Publishers Ltd

Imprint:Penguin (Transworld)

ISBN:9781529177435

Published:1 Feb 2024

Dimensions:128 x 197 x 28 (mm)

Pub. Country:United Kingdom

Country of Origin:GB

Description

'Compelling and utterly absorbing ... an artfully crafted debut that echoes the dark essence of Mary Shelley's FRANKENSTEIN while maintaining a fascinating originality all of its own' Susan Stokes-Chapman, author of PANDORA.

'A gripping Gothic tale of grief and ambition, passion and intrigue' Jess Kidd, author of THE NIGHT SHIP.

Mary is the great-niece of Victor Frankenstein. She knows her great uncle disappeared in mysterious circumstances in the Arctic but she doesn't know why or how...

The 1850s is a time of discovery and London is ablaze with the latest scientific theories and debates, especially when a spectacular new exhibition of dinosaur sculptures opens at the Crystal Palace. Mary, with a sharp mind and a sharper tongue, is keen to make her name in this world of science, alongside her geologist husband Henry, but without wealth and connections, their options are limited. But when Mary discovers some old family papers that allude to the shocking truth behind her great-uncle's past, she thinks she may have found the key to securing their future...

Their quest takes them to the wilds of Scotland, to Henry's intriguing but reclusive sister Maisie, and to a deadly chase with a rival who is out to steal their secret...

'A wonderful book; dark, passionate, multi-layered' Joanne Harris, author of CHOCOLAT & THE STRAWBERRY THIEF.

'Exquisitely written... a story worthy of Mary Shelley' Sean Lusk, author of THE SECOND SIGHT OF ZACHARY CLOUDESLEY.

'Sumptuously gothic, this atmospheric debut left me reeling' C.J. COOKE, author of THE LIGHTHOUSE WITCHES.

The Black Feathers : The chilling gothic thriller from author of The Whistling

by Rebecca Netley (Author)

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'The perfect book for a cold winter's night...an immersive gothic tale, dark and mysterious. Truly haunting!' ANITA FRANK.

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× The Black Feathers : The chilling gothic thriller from author of The Whistling

by Rebecca Netley (Author)

Format:

Hardback

352 pages

Publisher:Penguin Books Ltd

Imprint:Michael Joseph Ltd

ISBN:9780241534014

Published:12 Oct 2023

Dimensions:223 x 140 x 32 (mm)

Pub. Country:United Kingdom

Country of Origin:GB

Description

'The perfect book for a cold winter's night...an immersive gothic tale, dark and mysterious. Truly haunting!' ANITA FRANK.

When Annie marries widower Edward Stonehouse and arrives at Guardbridge, his estate on the Yorkshire moors, she thinks she has finally put darkness behind her. She is mistaken . . . Edward's sister, Iris, still lives in the family home.

A taxidermist and medium, she urges Annie to watch out for black feathers - claiming that they mark the spot where a spirit has visited. At first, Annie dismisses her warnings. But, before long, an eerie almost haunting feeling takes over her.

What exactly happened to Edward's first wife? Why is Iris so disturbed? And should Annie be watching for signs from the dead - or rather is she the one being watched?

SET ON THE YORKSHIRE MOORS IN THE 1800S, THE BLACK FEATHERS IS A GHOSTLY TALE OF MAGIC AND WICKEDNESS.

'Reminiscent of Jane Eyre and The Silent Companions... Spooky, twisty, with a surprisingly emotional pay off' KATE COLLINS.

'Looking for an atmospheric read to while away the autumn nights? This Gothic ghost story delivers intrigue and suspense in spades' GOOD HOUSEKEEPING.

'Chilling, haunting and incredibly moving' BARBARA COPPERTHWAITE.

'With echoes of Wuthering Heights and Rebecca...a spine-tingling ghost story' IRIS COSTELLO.

'Gripping, chilling and very, very satisfying' DAILY MAIL.

Penny Bloods : Gothic Tales of Dangerous Women

Edited by: Nicole C. Dittmer

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In the mid 1800s, the inexpensive publications known as penny bloods were all the rage in Britain. Spinning tales of high Gothic drama, violence and monstrosity, this literary phenomenon was significant for its depictions of dangerous and transgressive women.

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× Penny Bloods : Gothic Tales of Dangerous Women

Edited by:Nicole C. Dittmer

Format:

Hardback

256 pages

Publisher:British Library Publishing

Imprint:British Library Publishing

ISBN:9780712354189

Published:7 Sep 2023

Dimensions:154 x 217 x 26 (mm)

Pub. Country:United Kingdom

Country of Origin:GB

Description

'Her cheeks were pale, and her eyes had the wild and stolid glare which Rodolph had observed when she awakened from the slumber of the grave; she quitted the castle, and after gazing around her, as if uncertain which way to go, she proceeded towards the village.'

In the mid 1800s, the inexpensive publications known as penny bloods were all the rage in Britain. Spinning tales of high Gothic drama, violence and monstrosity, this literary phenomenon was significant for its depictions of dangerous and transgressive women. These popular figures established archetypes like the beguiling vampiress and inspired such milestone Gothic works as Sheridan Le Fanu's Carmilla.

Collecting seven tales from classic penny publications including the story of Mrs. Lovett, the piemaking counterpart to Sweeney Todd, this volume features newly edited text and insights from Dr. Dittmer's research to revive a wild company of witches, femme fatales, and deadly criminals for a new generation of readers.

Carmilla : The cult classic that inspired Dracula

by Sheridan Le Fanu (Author)

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In an isolated castle deep in the Austrian forest, Laura leads a solitary life with only her ailing father for company. Until one moonlit night, a horse-drawn carriage crashes into view, carrying an unexpected guest - the beautiful Carmilla. So begins a feverish friendship between Laura and her mysterious, entrancing companion.

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× Carmilla : The cult classic that inspired Dracula

by Sheridan Le Fanu (Author)

Format:

Hardback

160 pages

Publisher:Pushkin Press

Imprint:Pushkin Press

ISBN:9781782275848

Published:15 Oct 2020

Dimensions:137 x 206 x 20 (mm)

Pub. Country:United Kingdom

Country of Origin:GB

Description

In an isolated castle deep in the Austrian forest, Laura leads a solitary life with only her ailing father for company. Until one moonlit night, a horse-drawn carriage crashes into view, carrying an unexpected guest - the beautiful Carmilla. So begins a feverish friendship between Laura and her mysterious, entrancing companion.

But as Carmilla becomes increasingly strange and volatile, prone to eerie nocturnal wanderings, Laura finds herself tormented by nightmares and growing weaker by the day... Pre-dating Dracula by twenty-six years, Carmilla is the original vampire story, steeped in sexual tension and gothic romance.

Bram Stoker Horror Stories

by Bram Stoker (Author) , Catherine Wynne (Foreword By)

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Dublin-born Bram Stoker lived in London, meeting other notable authors such as Arthur Conan Doyle and Oscar Wilde. Apart from the ground-breaking Dracula Stoker wrote supernatural horror short stories, many of which, including 'The Judge's House' and 'Dracula's Guest', are featured here with extracts from his longer works.

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× Bram Stoker Horror Stories

by Bram Stoker (Author) , Catherine Wynne (Foreword By)

Format:

Hardback

480 pages, 25 Line drawings, black and white

Publisher:Flame Tree Publishing

Imprint:Flame Tree Publishing

ISBN:9781786647832

Published:25 Mar 2018

Dimensions:161 x 240 x 42 (mm)

Pub. Country:United Kingdom

Country of Origin:CN

Description

Dublin-born Bram Stoker lived in London, meeting other notable authors such as Arthur Conan Doyle and Oscar Wilde. Apart from the ground-breaking Dracula Stoker wrote supernatural horror short stories, many of which, including 'The Judge's House' and 'Dracula's Guest', are featured here with extracts from his longer works.

Mary Shelley Horror Stories

by Mary Shelley (Author) , Fiona Sampson (Foreword By)

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Mary Shelley, whose Frankenstein is the foundation of modern SF, fantasy and horror fiction, was born to the writer William Godwin and social campaigner Mary Wollstonecraft. This new, special collection brings together extracts of her novels and short stories, with an emphasis on the supernatural.

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× Mary Shelley Horror Stories

by Mary Shelley (Author) , Fiona Sampson (Foreword By)

Format:

Hardback

480 pages, 25 Line drawings, black and white

Publisher:Flame Tree Publishing

Imprint:Flame Tree Publishing

ISBN:9781786648075

Published:7 Sep 2018

Dimensions:238 x 161 x 39 (mm)

Pub. Country:United Kingdom

Country of Origin:CN

Description

Mary Shelley, whose Frankenstein is the foundation of modern SF, fantasy and horror fiction, was born to the writer William Godwin and social campaigner Mary Wollstonecraft. This new, special collection brings together extracts of her novels and short stories, with an emphasis on the supernatural.