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onlyoranges Sun 11-Oct-15 18:23:48

Can anyone recommend a good Gothic novel please?

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DuchessofMalfi Sun 11-Oct-15 21:14:52


Or, more modern, The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield, The Taxidermist's Daughter by Kate Mosse.

RhuBarbarella Mon 12-Oct-15 10:37:20

Tom Holland's Supping with Panthers. He has written three vampire novels, this is the one I have recently read. Contemporary, he's a historian and I had high hopes. I must admit it got a bit boring, but I'm easily bored so it might just be me!

Wilkie Collins' Moonstone and John Fowles' A Maggot, does that count as Gothic?

CoteDAzur Mon 12-Oct-15 20:17:27

Drood by Dan Simmons

Interview With The Vampire by Anne Rice

The Witching Hour & its sequels by Anne Rice

KatharineClifton Tue 13-Oct-15 20:41:52

Some of Alice Hoffman's are really quite gothic.

Aelfwynn Tue 13-Oct-15 21:02:46

Florence and Giles (modern)

The Monk (old)

Aelfwynn Tue 13-Oct-15 21:04:04

If you're after vampire novels, though, then I've no idea!

CherylTunt Mon 19-Oct-15 12:12:53

Well, of the old school Gothic novels:

The Monk is quite fun
The Mysteries of Udolpho, bit of a slog
The Castle of Otranto, short and weird, one of the very first - worth a read
Melmoth the Wanderer, very long and verbose but I loved it as a Gothy student
Vathek is worth a look

- these are the types of books Jane Austen poked fun at in Northanger Abbey. She had a point grin but I am fond of them nonetheless!

Aelfwynn Mon 19-Oct-15 12:17:30

The Monk is quite fun

Rape, murder and incest shock

TheOrchardKeeper Mon 19-Oct-15 12:34:30

Angela Carter's Bloody Chamber collection. Or The Oxford Book Of Gothic Tales (has everything you could want, obviously grin We dig it out and dust it off this time of year).

spabbygirl Mon 26-Oct-15 19:03:46

The Ghost House by Helen Phifer, that'll get your spine tingling!! She's a policewoman in real life too so its not just a great story but full of fascinating detail

cooperG Wed 28-Oct-15 18:24:05

Asylum by Patrick McGrath

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