30 May 2011

Gothic Horror Stories

For reasons much debated amongst literary historians, there was a revival of the Gothic horror story at the end of the nineteenth century. Within the space of just a few years we have Robert Louis Stevenson’s Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (1886), Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray (1891), H.G.Wells’s The Island of Dr Moreau (1896), and Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1897). This is a collection of lesser-known stories from the same period, including some that are ludicrous and even funny. Further details here ...

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