Wednesday, November 4, 2020

A Long List of Gothic Novels

We're nearing the end of Witch Week and I wrote a post that went up today, Mexican Gothic and the Classic Gothic Novel. In it, I mentioned making a list of the more than 75 gothic novels and short stories I have read over the years. They may not all be pure gothic but at least contain significant gothic elements. Here, for your curiosity and edification, is that list.

Peter Ackroyd    The Casebook of Victor Frankenstein
Joan Aiken    The Wolves of Willoughby Chase
Jane Austen    Northanger Abbey
John Boyne    This House is Haunted
Octavia Butler    Fledgling
Mary Elizabeth Braddon    Lady Audley's Secret
Charlotte Brontë    Jane Eyre, Villette
Emily Brontë    Wuthering Heights
Edgar Cantero    The Supernatural Enhancements
Laura Carlin    The Wicked Cometh
Angela Carter    The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories
Agatha Christie    And Then There Were None
Wilkie Collins    Armadale, The Haunted Hotel, The Moonstone, The Woman in White
Michael Cox    The Meaning of Night, The Glass of Time
Charles Dickens    A Christmas Carol, Bleak House, Dickens' Ghost Stories, Great Expectations, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Oliver Twist
Arthur Conan Doyle    The Hound of the Baskervilles
Daphne du Maurier    Don't Look Now, Jamaica Inn, My Cousin Rachel, Rebecca
Umberto Eco    The Name of the Rose
Alan Finn    Things Half in Shadow
Neil Gaiman    The Graveyard Book, The Ocean at the End of the Lane
Charlotte Perkins Gilman    The Yellow Wall-Paper
Elizabeth Hand    Wylding Hall
John Harwood    The Asylum, The Ghost Writer, The Seance
Nathaniel Hawthorne    Rappaccini's Daughter
Jane Healey    The Animals at Lockwood Manor
Susan Hill    The Woman in Black
Shirley Jackson    The Haunting of Hill House, The Lottery, We Have Always Lived in the Castle
Henry James    The Turn of the Screw
MR James    Short Stories
Franz Kafka    Metamorphosis
Elizabeth Kostova    The Historian
WW Jacobs    The Monkey's Paw
Sheridan Le Fanu    In A Glass Darkly, Carmilla
Harper Lee    To Kill a Mockingbird
Gaston Leroux    The Phantom of the Opera
Gregory Maguire    Lost
Erin Morgenstern    The Night Circus
Kate Morton    The Clockmaker's Daughter, The Distant Hours, The House at Riverton
Arturo Perez-Reverte    The Club Dumas
Edgar Allan Poe    The Fall of the House of Usher and more
Ann Radcliffe    The Mysteries of Udolpho
Diane Setterfield    The Thirteenth Tale
Mary Shelley    Frankenstein
Robert Louis Stephenson    The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Bram Stoker    Dracula
Horace Walpole    The Castle of Otranto
Sarah Waters    Affinity, Fingersmith, The Little Stranger
Oscar Wilde    The Picture of Dorian Gray
Cat Winters    The Uninvited
Carlos Ruiz Zafón    Labyrinth of the Spirits, Marina, The Angel's Game, The Midnight Palace, The Prince of Mist, The Prisoner of Heaven, The Shadow of the Wind, The Watcher in the Shadows

and now

Silvia Moreno-Garcia    Mexican Gothic


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    1. If you notice any glaring omissions from the list, let me know! I am running out of gothic reads. ;)

  2. That's an awesome list. I had to count to see how many of them I'd read: 28. So many good Gothic tales. :D

    1. That's probably a normal amount for people who aren't constantly reading about attempted murder. ;)

  3. Belated thanks, Kristen, for contributing your thoughts on Mexican Gothic for Witch Week, as you mention here; it was much appreciated by both Lizzie and me and I'm determined to read it in 2021, thanks to your enthusiastic review.

    I'm just preparing a post on my reading intentions for this coming year and very much hope you'll be advertising March Magics again as a focus, even if it's just a DIY matter for us avid DWJ and Pterry fans!

    1. Thank you, Chris! I am currently making my decision about March Magics and will have something posted soon. :)