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Published: 18 August 1994

624 Pages

ISBN: 9780192823311

Bookseller Code (01)

Four Gothic Novels

The Castle of Otranto; Vathek; The Monk; Frankenstein

Horace Walpole, William Beckford, Matthew Lewis, and Mary Shelley

Macabre and melodramatic, set in haunted castles or fantastic landscapes, Gothic tales became fashionable in the late eighteenth century witn the publication of Walpole's The Castle of Otranto. This edition prints, in addition to Otranto, the grotesque Vathek, The Monk, and the disturbing and perennially popular Frankenstein. This collection illustrates the range and the attraction of the Gothic novel. Extreme, and sensational, each of the four printed here is also a powerful psychological story of isolation and monomania.

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