Forget the films or cartoons! These Gothic Classic Tales are better read!
Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde is the original title of a novella written by Robert Louis Stevenson that was first published in 1886. Literary genres which critics have applied as a framework for interpreting the novel include religious allegory, fable, detective story, sensation fiction, doppelgänger literature, Scottish devil tales and gothic novel.
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley is infused with some elements of the Gothic novel and the Romantic movement and is also considered to be one of the earliest examples of science fiction.
The most famous Gothic villain ever, Count Dracula was created by Bram Stoker in his novel Dracula (1897). Stoker's book also established Transylvania and Eastern Europe as the locus classicus of the Gothic. Gaston Leroux's The Phantom of the Opera (1909–1910) is another well-known example of gothic fiction from the early twentieth century.
The Hunchback of Notre-Dame is a novel by Victor Hugo published in 1831The book portrays the Gothic era as one of the extremes of architecture, passion, and religion.
Victorian Gothic Classics. The 1880s saw the revival of the Gothic as a powerful literary form allied to fin de siecle, which fictionalized contemporary fears like ethical degeneration and questioned the social structures of the time. Classic works of this Urban Gothic include Oscar Wilde - The Picture of Dorian Gray (1891), George du Maurier - Trilby (1894), Richard Marsh - The Beetle: A Mystery (1897), Henry James - The Turn of the Screw (1898), and the stories of Arthur Machen. "The Great God Pan" is a novella written by Arthur Machen
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