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Frankenstein, : or, The modern Prometheus
Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft
Obsessed by creating life itself, Victor Frankenstein plunders graveyards for the material to fashion a new being, which he shocks into life by electricity. But his botched creature, rejected by Frankenstein and denied human companionship, sets out to destroy his maker and all that he holds dear....
The stranger diaries
Griffiths, Elly
The hacienda
Cañas, Isabel
During the overthrow of the Mexican government, Beatriz's father was executed and her home destroyed. She flees to Hacienda San Isidro with her secretive fiance Don Rodolfo Solorzano. However, it is not the sanctuary she imagines, and is soon haunted by visions and voices that invade her sleep....
The daughter of Doctor Moreau a novel
Moreno-Garcia, Silvia
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * From the bestselling author of Mexican Gothic and Velvet Was the Night comes a lavish historical drama reimagining of The Island of Doctor Moreau set against the backdrop of nineteenth-century Mexico. "This is...
House of hunger
Henderson, Alexis
NOMINATED FOR BEST HORROR NOVEL in the GOODREADS READERS CHOICE AWARDS... 'A lurid, luscious debauch of a book.' Guardian 'An unforgettable feast of decadence and depravity, House of Hunger cements Henderson's place as one of the great gothic writers...
Jane Eyre
Brontë, Charlotte, Captain, Marquess of
'Do you think, because I am poor, obscure, plain, and little, I am soulless and heartless? - You think wrong!' This is the story of Jane, an orphan in Victorian England, she is relentlessly bullied and deprived by her aunt and the charity school she is banished to. Yet Jane...
We have always lived in the castle
Jackson, Shirley
'Her greatest book ... at once whimsical and harrowing, a miniaturist's charmingly detailed fantasy sketched inside a mausoleum ... the deeper we sink, the deeper we want to go' Donna Tartt Living in the Blackwood family home with only her sister Constance and her Uncle Julian...
Du Maurier, Daphne
NOW A MAJOR NETFLIX FILM starring Lily James, Armie Hammer, Kristin Scott Thomas and Lily Collins. 'The moment I finished this story, I turned to page one and started it over again' MALORIE BLACKMAN 'Excellent entertainment . . . du Maurier created a...
Northanger Abbey
Austen, Jane
Austen's witty exploration of the perils of mistaking fiction for reality During an eventful season at Bath, young, na ve Catherine Morland experiences the joys of fashionable society for the first time. She is delighted with her new acquaintances: flirtatious Isabella, who shares...
Wuthering Heights
Brontë, Emily
'Wuthering Heights is commonly thought of as "romantic", but try rereading it without being astonished by the extremes of physical and psychological violence' Jeanette Winterson Emily Brontë's novel of impossible desires, violence and transgression is a masterpiece of...
The picture of Dorian Gray
Wilde, Oscar
'A triumph of execution ... one of the best narratives of the "double life" of a Victorian gentleman' Peter Ackroyd Oscar Wilde's alluring novel of decadence and sin was a succès de scandale on publication. It follows Dorian Gray who, enthralled by his own exquisite portrait,...
Stoker, Bram
'The very best story of diablerie which I have read for many years' Arthur Conan Doyle A masterpiece of the horror genre, Dracula also probes identity, sanity and the dark corners of Victorian sexuality and desire. It begins when Jonathan Harker visits Transylvania to...
Mexican gothic
Moreno-Garcia, Silvia
'You don't read this book so much as surrender to it. A dark and heady swoon' - Guardian He is trying to poison me. You must come for me, Noemí. You have to save me. When glamorous socialite Noemí Taboada receives a frantic letter from her newlywed cousin...
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What moves the dead
Kingfisher, T.
An Instant USA Today & Indie Bestseller A Barnes & Noble Book of the Year Finalist A Goodreads Best Horror Choice Award Nominee A gripping and atmospheric reimagining of Edgar Allan Poe's "The Fall of the House of Usher" from Hugo, Locus, &...
Plain bad heroines : a novel
Danforth, Emily M.
NATIONAL BESTSELLER "A delectable brew of gothic horror and Hollywood satire . . . [and] what makes all this so much fun is Danforth's deliciously ghoulish voice . . . exquisite." --Ron Charles, THE WASHINGTON POST "A multi-faceted novel, equal parts gothic, sharply...

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