Mystique of the Darkness: 100+ Gothic Classics

eBook: Mystique of the Darkness: 100+ Gothic Classics

Sprache - Englisch

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Mystique of the Darkness: 100+ Gothic Classics is an unparalleled compilation that traverses the shadowy corridors of Gothic literature, presenting an extraordinary selection of works from some of the most influential authors of the 18th and 19th centuries. With a rich tapestry of themes ranging from the sublime to the supernatural, this collection showcases the diverse literary styles that define the Gothic genre, from the terror-laden landscapes of the English countryside to the haunted recesses of the European imagination. The anthology brings together a variety of standout pieces, each contributing to the eerie atmosphere and complex emotions characteristic of Gothic fiction, yet uniquely fashioned by the distinct voice of its creator. The contributing authors and editors, ranging from the dark romanticism of Poe to the psychological depth of James, and the societal critiques of Austen and Eliot, bring a wealth of backgrounds to the anthology. Their collective contributions illuminate the multifaceted aspects of the Gothic theme, intertwining historical events, cultural anxieties, and literary movements from Romanticism to Realism. This amalgamation of voices not only enriches the reader's understanding of the Gothic but also reflects the shifting terrains of fear, morality, and the human psyche across the centuries. Mystique of the Darkness is not merely a collection of Gothic classics; it is an invitation to explore the intricate layers of darkness that have fascinated readers and writers alike for generations. It offers a unique opportunity to experience a multitude of perspectives, styles, and themes, all woven into the dark tapestry of the Gothic. For scholars, students, and enthusiasts of literature, this anthology is an essential resource that provides a comprehensive insight into the evolution of the Gothic genre, promoting a deeper understanding and appreciation of its enduring legacy. Delve into this collection to discover the myriad ways in which these masterful storytellers have explored the mystique of the darkness within and without.

Über den Autor

Charles Dickens (1812–1870), an English writer and social critic, created some of the world's most memorable fictional characters and is regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era. His works enjoy unparalleled popularity and have been adapted for stage, film, and television countless times. While 'Mystique of the Darkness: 100+ Gothic Classics' is not a known work attributable to Dickens, his contribution to literature spans a myriad of celebrated novels, novellas, and short stories often characterized by his concern for social reform. His novels, noted for their biting satire, atmospheric settings, and vivid characterizations, include classics such as 'Oliver Twist,' 'David Copperfield,' 'Great Expectations,' and 'A Tale of Two Cities.' Dickens mastered the serial publication format, which allowed him to evaluate reader reactions and modify his plots accordingly. His writing style blends a humorous and critical tone with a dose of sentimentalism and sharp observations of character and society. Although primarily known for his novels, Dickens also wrote shorter tales, essays, and serialized novellas that capture the gothic and the ghostly, with 'A Christmas Carol' being one of the most famous examples, manifesting his prowess not only as a literary artist but also as a storyteller of the supernatural.

Produkt Details

Verlag: DigiCat

Genre: Sprache - Englisch

Sprache: English

Umfang: 18745 Seiten

Größe: 18,0 MB

ISBN: 8596547389385