Gothic Tales (Paperback)
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Gothic Tales (Paperback)

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Paperback 416 Pages / Published: 14/08/2000
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Elizabeth Gaskell's chilling Gothic tales blend the real and the supernatural to eerie, compelling effect. 'Disappearances', inspired by local legends of mysterious vanishings, mixes gossip and fact; 'Lois the Witch', a novella based on an account of the Salem witch hunts, shows how sexual desire and jealousy lead to hysteria; while in 'The Old Nurse's Story' a mysterious child roams the freezing Northumberland moors. Whether darkly surreal, such as 'The Poor Clare', where an evil doppelganger is formed by a woman's bitter curse, or mischievous like 'Curious, if True', a playful reworking of fairy tales, all the stories in this volume form a stark contrast to the social realism of Gaskell's novels, revealing a darker and more unsettling style of writing.

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780140437416
Number of pages: 416
Weight: 287 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 18 mm

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“Well told tales...”

The stories within this volume date from 1851 to 1861.

Gaskell combines both the solid force of her concrete language with the power of insight you can get when using a first person narrative well. I found that with... More

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