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Best Gothic Books of All Time

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Making its debut in the late 18th century, Gothic fiction was a branch of the larger Romantic movement that sought to stimulate strong emotions in the reader - fear and apprehension in this case. Gothic fiction places heavy emphasis on atmosphere, using setting and diction to build suspense and a sense of unease in the reader. Common subject matter includes the supernatural, family curses, mystery, and madness.
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Jane Eyre
Jane Eyre
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Dracula
Dracula
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Wuthering Heights
Wuthering Heights
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Frankenstein
Frankenstein
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Rebecca
Rebecca
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The Picture of Dorian Gray
The Picture of Dorian Gray
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Edgar Allan Poe Complete Tales & Poems
Edgar Allan Poe Complete Tales & Poems
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The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Robert Louis Stevenson)
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Robert Louis Stevenson)
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The Phantom of the Opera (Gaston Leroux)
The Phantom of the Opera (Gaston Leroux)
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Interview With the Vampire (Anne Rice)
Interview With the Vampire (Anne Rice)
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The Thirteenth Tale (Diane Setterfield)
The Thirteenth Tale (Diane Setterfield)
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The Woman in White (Wilkie Collins)
The Woman in White (Wilkie Collins)
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Northanger Abbey
Northanger Abbey
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The Shadow of the Wind
The Shadow of the Wind
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The Historian
The Historian
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We Have Always Lived in the Castle (Shirley Jackson)
We Have Always Lived in the Castle (Shirley Jackson)
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The Haunting of Hill House (Shirley Jackson)
The Haunting of Hill House (Shirley Jackson)
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The Monk
The Monk
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Carmilla
Carmilla
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The Hunchback of Notre Dame
The Hunchback of Notre Dame
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The Turn of the Screw (Henry James)
The Turn of the Screw (Henry James)
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The Mysteries of Udolpho
The Mysteries of Udolpho
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Castle of Otranto (Walpole)
Castle of Otranto (Walpole)
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The Call of Cthulhu
The Call of Cthulhu
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The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories
The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories
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The Woman in Black, by Susan Hill
The Woman in Black, by Susan Hill
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Hound of the Baskervilles (Doyle)
Hound of the Baskervilles (Doyle)
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The House at Riverton
The House at Riverton
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The Little Stranger
The Little Stranger
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Perfume
Perfume
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The Angels Game (Carlos Ruiz Zafon)
The Angels Game (Carlos Ruiz Zafon)
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The House of the Seven Gables
The House of the Seven Gables
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The Yellow Wallpaper, Herland, and Selected Writings (Charlotte Perkins Gilman)
The Yellow Wallpaper, Herland, and Selected Writings (Charlotte Perkins Gilman)
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Necronomicon
Necronomicon
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Uncle Silas
Uncle Silas
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The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
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Villette
Villette
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Mateguas Island (Linda Watkins)
Mateguas Island (Linda Watkins)
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The Name of the Rose
The Name of the Rose
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Melmoth (Maturin)
Melmoth (Maturin)
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