60 Gothic Classics

ebook: 60 Gothic Classics

Sprache - Englisch

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60 Gothic Classics is an unparalleled collection that showcases the breathtaking scope and diversity of the gothic genre, from its nascent shadows in the 18th century to its refined complexities in the late 19th century. This anthology encompasses a rich mélange of literary forms, including novels, short stories, and poetry, each weaving an intricate tapestry of terror, romance, and the supernatural. Standout pieces include timeless works from the likes of Mary Shelley and Edgar Allan Poe, enthralled in themes of monstrosity, the sublime, and the macabre. The collection's brilliance lies not just in its content but in its capacity to highlight the evolution of gothic literature across different periods, reflecting societal and psychological undercurrents. The contributors to this anthology are a veritable who's who of literary giants, each bringing their unique voice and cultural backdrop to the compilation. With a roster featuring Charles Dickens, Anna Katharine Green, and Bram Stoker among others, the collection bridges numerous cultural, historical, and literary movements, from Romanticism to Victorian sensibilities. The varied backgrounds of these authors enrich the anthology with a global perspective on the gothic, detailing how the genre permeated different cultures and was shaped by, as well as shaped, the societal anxieties and preoccupations of its time. For readers seeking to immerse themselves in the dark allure of gothic literature, 60 Gothic Classics offers an incomparable journey. This anthology is not only an academic treasure trove for students and scholars of literature but also a labyrinth of narrative pleasures for casual readers. It promises to enlighten its audience on the multifaceted dimensions of the gothic genre and promotes a deeper appreciation for the art of storytelling. Readers are encouraged to delve into these pages for an educative experience that spans the bleak moors of England to the haunted castles of continental Europe, all from the comfort of their reading nook.

About the Author

Charles Dickens (1812–1870) is revered as one of the greatest novelists of the Victorian era, whose works remain eminent for their narrative vigor, keen social observation, and piercing critique of societal ills. Born in Portsmouth, England, Dickens rose from humble beginnings to become a towering literary figure, his life's trajectory mirroring some of the rags-to-riches tales depicted in his fiction. His novels, many of which were first serialized in periodicals, captured the imagination of readers with their vivid characters and intricate plots.

Notably, while '60 Gothic Classics' is not a work singularly authored by Dickens, his contributions to the gothic genre cannot be overlooked. His flair for the grotesque and the supernatural is palpable in tales like 'The Signal-Man' and elements within his larger works, such as 'Great Expectations' and 'Bleak House'. Dickens's literary style is characterized by its rich, descriptive prose, its use of irony and humor, and its unfailing empathy for the underprivileged. His exploration of social issues, from poverty to child labor, not only entertained but also ignited reformist agendas. Dickens's enduring legacy as a literary virtuoso has ensured his place in the pantheon of the English literary tradition. His works continue to be studied for their artistic merit and their profound humanity.

Product Details

Publisher: DigiCat

Genre: Sprache - Englisch

Language: English

Size: 10814 Pages

Filesize: 10.6 MB

ISBN: 8596547404385