Gothic Fiction

Horror Stories

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Ada Buisson


Ada Buisson was a Victorian novelist and short story author. This collection includes her three horror stories, all of which were published …

A Noite na Taverna: contos phantásticos

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Alvares de Azevedo and Alvares De Azevedo


"A Noite na Taverna" é uma antologia de cinco contos do autor brasileiro Álvares de Azevedo. Foi publicada sob o pse…

The Wyvern Mystery

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Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu


A classic with a pinch of romance, a pinch of gothic, and a dash of mystery, are you interested yet? When young Alice Maybell’ father dies s…

The Castle Spectre

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Matthew Lewis


Written by Gothic writer Matthew Lewis, whose novel The Monk is one of the most enduring Gothic works from the eighteenth century, The Castl…

The Turn of the Screw (Version 3)

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Henry James


A gothic, ghost story, you are a jury of one. Is the Governess correct in her assumptions that her charges, two adorable and exemplary child…

Auriol, or The Elixir of Life

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William Harrison Ainsworth


If you stumble upon the elixir of life, which provides you with eternal life, youth and health, then it's rather a bad idea to spoil this gr…

Frankenstein: or, the Modern Prometheus (Version 4)

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Mary Shelley


This is a classic (gothic) horror story, and one of the earliest examples of science fiction. The main characters are Dr. Frankenstein and h…

The Castles of Athlin and Dunbayne

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Ann Radcliffe


Ann Radcliffe is the founder of the gothic novel. This novel is no exception. The wicked baron murdered the good earl's father twelve years …

The Goddess: A Demon

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Richard Marsh


After a night of drinking and gambling, John Ferguson has a terrifying dream of his neighbor being violently torn to shreds by an unknown at…

The Picture of Dorian Gray (Version 3)

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Oscar Wilde


The Picture of Dorian Gray follows the title character as he downspirals due to gaining his wish of eternal youth. - Summary by Isabella Gar…

Das Geschlecht der Zukunft

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Edward Bulwer-Lytton


Durch einen Unfall entdeckt der Erzähler in einem Höhlensystem unter der Erdoberfläche eine "ideale Gesellschaft" v…

Zofloya

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Charlotte Dacre


Victoria de Loredani lives the life of a fairy tale princess in Venice. She has everything one might desire and more, until the sinister Cou…

Carmilla (Version 3)

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Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu


Carmilla is an 1872 Gothic novella by Irish author Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu, originally published as a serial in the London-based literary ma…

The Room in the Tower, and Other Stories

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E. F. Benson


These stories have been written in the hopes of giving some pleasant qualms to their reader, if by chance, anyone be occupying in their peru…

Master Zacharius

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Jules Verne


Master Zacharius is a man of science, skill, and overpowering pride. He is the first to successfully, and accurately, regulate time. Does th…

The Lady of the Shroud

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Bram Stoker


As the title suggests, this work does flirt with the supernatural. Yet it is essentially a political novel—a utopian experiment in a fictiti…

Hieroglyphic Tales

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Horace Walpole


Surreal and satirical, these stories by the eighteenth century man of letters, Whig politician, art historian and antiquarian are '"...…

The Statement of Stella Maberly

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F. Anstey


From childhood Stella Maberly has been violently wilful and jealous, yet certain of her own superiority. She can be loving and friendly, but…

The Castle of Otranto (Version 2)

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Horace Walpole


The Castle of Otranto is regarded as the first Gothic novel, a genre appealing to a taste for terror and set in a remote past when prodigies…

The House of Mystery

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Richard Marsh


The House of Mystery is based upon the complicated plot involving two women who look exactly alike, one rich and one poor, and so mistaken i…

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