Mystique of the Darkness: 100+ Gothic Classics

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Sprache - Englisch

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In 'Mystique of the Darkness: 100+ Gothic Classics,' readers are presented with a formidable compendium encapsulating the quintessential works of gothic literature. The anthology, curated by DigiCat, features a spectrum of narratives rich in atmospheric horror and romanticism. From the pioneering 'Castle of Otranto' to Stoker's seminal 'Dracula,' the collection traverses eerie landscapes and explores themes of the supernatural, the sublime, and the uncanny. Each text is a mosaic piece of the genre's evolution, reflecting its diverse roots and Gothic's influence across various literary movements. The anthology weaves a tapestry of stories that resonate with the gothic ethos, showcasing not only the renowned masterpieces but also the rare jewels that have influenced the genre's trajectory.

Charles Dickens, a literary icon, may seem an unexpected curator for this collection given his association with Victorian realism and social critique. However, Dickens had a profound connection to gothic sensibilities, evident in his own works' exploration of the macabre and the psychologically unsettling. The selection of stories in this anthological journey through the dark corridors of gothic fiction suggests a comprehensive understanding and appreciation on the part of Dickens, whose own narratives often flirted with gothic elements, reinforcing the interplay between societal norms and the transgressive allure of darkness.

'Mystique of the Darkness' is an essential volume for enthusiasts and scholars alike, offering a panoramic view of gothic storytelling. The compilation promises intrigue and terror for those brave enough to delve into its pages. It affords readers the pleasure of rediscovering classic haunts while providing a gateway to the lesser-known alcoves of gothic imagination. With its breadth and depth, this collection stands as a monument to the genre's enduring legacy, inviting a renaissance of interest and study in these timeless tales of shadow and substance.


About the Author

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.

Product Details

Publisher: DigiCat

Genre: Sprache - Englisch

Language: English

Size: 18745 Pages

Filesize: 18.0 MB

ISBN: 8596547389385

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