Three Gothic novels

edited by Peter Fairclough with an introductory essay by Mario Praz

The Gothic novel, which flourished from about 1765 until 1825, revels in the horrible and the supernatural, in suspense and exotic settings. This volume, with its erudite introduction by Mario Praz, presents three of the most celebrated Gothic novels: "The Castle of Otranto", published pseudonymously in 1765, is one of the first of the genre and the most truly Gothic of the three. "Vathek" (1786), an oriental tale by an eccentric millionaire, exotically combines Gothic romanticism with the vivacity of The Arabian Nights and is a narrative tour de force. The story of "Frankenstein" (1818) and the monster he created is as spine-chilling today as it ever was; as in all Gothic novels, horror is the keynote.

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書名 Three Gothic novels
著作者等 Beckford, William
Fairclough, Peter
Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft
Walpole, Horace
Praz Mario
シリーズ名 Penguin classics
出版元 Penguin Books
刊行年月 1986
ページ数 505 p.
大きさ 19 cm
ISBN 0140430369
NCID BA11022938
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言語 英語
出版国 イギリス


著作名 著作者名
Frankenstein M.W. Shelley
The castle of Otranto H. Walpole
Vathek W. Beckford