Hi JL! and some Gothic novels
Posted by Carolyn B on June 08, 1998 at 21:19:04:
In response to Gothic Novels, written by JL on June 08, 1998 at 17:02:57
] In your opinion, should I look for JA in a college course I'll be taking this fall? The title is "The Gothic Novel," but gives no clues as to who the authors would be. Are there any other authors I should expect?
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As for your Gothic novels course, JA probably would not be included unless you read Northanger Abbey which spoofs the Gothic novel. You'll probably read some of Mrs. Ann Radcliffe (and to warn you, I have tried twice unsuccessfully to get through "Mysteries of Udolpho" though Catherine Morland couldn't put it down in Northanger).
I just got a used copy of "Three Gothic Novels" which consists of Walpole's The Castle of Otranto (considered one of the classic Gothics I believe), Beckford's Vathek, and Shelley's Frankenstein. Check out some of the links at the Literary Companion page here at Pemberley as well.
- Thank You! JL 12:58:11 6/09/98 (2)
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