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The Fierce Weigh Down the Water By Lee Redfern
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The story follows Elmer Bergan at four stages of her life – when she is eight, 18, 28 and 38 – all told in her own voice and in the first person. As she lives through the events of her... More > first thirty years, events, memories, thoughts come in and out of her consciousness at different stages like a river that flows from one experience to the next and back again. Rather than this being a story about the death of a child, it is about obsession, the need for answers when questions are all you have left. It is a character study of childhood, both in Elmer's life and in her grandparents whose relationship means they act with one another like children; her mother Laura who can't cope with motherhood; her father who's extra-curricular relationship is at odds with the family he has help to create and destroy. The novel is bleak at times but touches on the surreal nature of childhood, as well as being funny, dark and political.< Less
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The images developed through 'Do You Want to Live Forever' by R N Stephenson. The epic novel brought to life through images. Explore the references, see its troubling reality
The Mysteries of Udolpho By Ann Radcliffe
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Follow the fortunes of Emily St. Aubert who suffers, among other misadventures, the death of her father, supernatural terrors in a gloomy castle, and the machinations of an Italian brigand.... More > Considered by many to be the first "Gothic" novel.< Less
Song of the Vampire By Carole Gill
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Song of the Vampire: Darkest vampire 'fairy tale!' Memoir: a young man's curiosity and a rather unusual journal. And Truth Hurts: the author of some wimpy vampire novels gets her comeuppance!
Jane Eyre an Autobiography By Charlotte Bronte
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The classic novel of a school girl who is lost without love only to find a love she couldn't have and to resolve her life without it altogether. In the end she finds a love terrible and true.
Jane Eyre an Autobiography By Charlotte Bronte
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The classic novel of a school girl who is lost without love only to find a love she couldn't have and to resolve her life without it altogether. In the end she finds a love terrible and true.
Tobacco Road By Erskine Caldwell
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Originally published in 1932, Caldwell's novel told the story of the Lester family, poor Georgia sharecroppers who no longer farmed the land, but lived by whatever means possible. Caldwell's picture... More > of the rural South challenged notions of the dignified and polite Antebellum South and depicted an image that was grotesque, violent, and morally bankrupt. Southern readers immediately found Caldwell's novel needlessly exaggerated and offensive, while Northern critics read his story as an indictment upon a failed Southern economic system in dire need of reform.< Less
Northanger Abbey By Jane Austen
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Northanger Abbey , was the first of Jane Austen's novels to be completed for publication, though she had previously made a start on Sense and Sensibility and Pride and Prejudice. Northanger Abbey... More > follows seventeen-year-old Gothic novel aficionado Catherine Morland and family friends Mr. and Mrs. Allen as they visit Bath. It is Catherine's first visit there. She meets new friends, such as Isabella Thorpe, and goes to balls. Catherine finds herself pursued by Isabella's brother, the rough-mannered, slovenly John Thorpe, and by her real love interest, Henry Tilney. She also becomes friends with Eleanor Tilney, Henry's younger sister. Henry captivates her with his view on novels and his knowledge of history and the world. General Tilney (Henry and Eleanor's father) invites Catherine to visit their estate, Northanger Abbey, which, from her reading of Ann Radcliffe's Gothic novel The Mysteries of Udolpho, she expects to be dark, ancient and full of Gothic horrors and fantastical mystery.< Less
The Hunchback of Notre Dame By Victor Hugo
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Victor-Marie Hugo (26 February 1802 — 22 May 1885) was a French poet, novelist, playwright, essayist, visual artist, statesman, human rights campaigner, and perhaps the most influential... More > exponent of the Romantic movement in France. The Hunchback of Notre-Dame , one of his most famous novels ,is a French Gothic novel published in January 14,1831. The story begins on Epiphany (6 January), 1482, the day of the Feast of Fools in Paris, France. Quasimodo, a deformed hunchback who is the bell-ringer of Notre Dame, is introduced by his crowning as the Pope of Fools. Esmeralda, a beautiful Gypsy street dancer with a kind and generous heart, captures the hearts of many men, including those of Captain Phoebus and Pierre Gringoire, a poor street poet, but especially Quasimodo and his adoptive father, Claude Frollo, the Archdeacon of Notre Dame.< Less
Carmilla By J. Sheridan Lefanu
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A supernatural nightmare of forbiden love, Carmilla is a classic tale that follows the saga of the strange orphan girl "Mircalla" and her relationship with her living mistress. Charged with... More > the sort of supernatural menace that made Dracula (which it predates) a legend, this novel has been provoking the uneasy dreams of readers for over a century< Less

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