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Four Gothic Novels : The Castle of Otranto, Vathek, The Monk, and Frankenstein - 94 edition

Four Gothic Novels : The Castle of Otranto, Vathek, The Monk, and Frankenstein (ISBN10: 0192823310; ISBN13: 9780192823311)
ISBN13: 978-0192823311
ISBN10: 0192823310

Summary: Macabre and melodramatic, set in haunted castles or fantastic landscapes, Gothis tales became fashionable in the late eighteenth century with the publication of Horace Walpole's The Castle of Otranto (1764). Crammed with catastrophe, terror, and ghostly interventions, the novel was an immediate success, and influenced numberous followers. These include William Beckford's Vathek (1786), which alternates grotesque comedy with scenes of exotic magnificence ...show more in the story of the ruthless Caliph Vathek's journey to damnation. The Monk (1796), by Matthew Lewis, is a violent tale of ambition, murder, and incest, set in the sinister monastery of the Capuchins in Madrid. Frankenstein (1818, 1831) is Mary Shelley's disturbing and perennially popular tale of a young student who learns the secret of giving life to a creature made from human relics, with horrific consequences.
This collection illustrates the range and attraction of the gothic novel. Extreme and sensational, each of the four printed here is alos a powerful psychological story of isolation and monomania.

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Edition/Copyright: 94
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Published: 08/18/1994
International: No



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