Gothic Literature

A place for devotees of Maturin and Le Fanu, Radcliffe and Lewis, Dacre and Walpole, Poe and Blackwood, Brown and Lovecraft, Machen and Bierce, Stoker, Beckford, Shelley, Jackson, the Bronte sisters, and all the rest.

Those who prefer the mystic to the mundane and the fervid to the bloodless—those who can see the fever in the gloom and detect the delicate irony in the shadow of overwhelming dread—those who are not afraid of the brooding, pernicious cynicism that is so often the mark, or perhaps the stain, of genius: this is your group.

Where the ruins of forgotten glamours, the trappings of cobwebs and myrrh-reeking evils, meet the surprisingly modern interpretations of past inspirations—darker inspirations—a tradition of tempering the cerebral with the macabre continues to exist. The Gothic defies categorization: always fresh, always dated, always derivative, always defiantly inventive, always drivel, always absolute gold. Distinct from any other major literary movement in its bizarre capacity for allowing us to marry our inner literary snob with our inner patron of what a certain outrageously popular contemporary author once deemed 'good trash,' the Gothic constantly propels us forward as much as it beckons us back.

And so, to those many acolytes who bow at the altar where the romantic worships the repulsive, and the world is never quite what it seems, please join me in discussing and appreciating that curious genre that glosses reality as much as it illuminates the latent horror all around us, and the still more sinister things waiting within us.

(A note to new members: if you're interested in joining our fairly loquacious little reading group, please feel free to comment on older threads as well as our featured story/poem/whatever. For example, just because we finished 'The Fall of the House of Usher' quite a ways back doesn't mean we wouldn't all love to hear what somebody new has to say...)

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So whatcha readin' now, kids? - Volume Four196 lukematonta / 196alaudacorax, Eilen 8:29am
Phantasmagoria and Haunted Screens: Gothic Films (and more) - Nine103 lukematonta / 103housefulofpaper, syyskuu 16
Gothic gossip in the new new Carolean era36 lukematonta / 36housefulofpaper, syyskuu 11
Mary Shelley's Frankenstein228 lukematonta / 228pgmcc, syyskuu 7
Interesting Editions137 lukematonta / 137alaudacorax, syyskuu 2
Conrad Veidt (OT)265 lukematonta / 265LolaWalser, elokuu 23
Folk Horror170 lukematonta / 170pgmcc, elokuu 23
M. R. James4 lukematonta / 4Rembetis, heinäkuu 24
The Gothic gossip goes on183 lukematonta / 183benbrainard8, heinäkuu 12
Reading Group #13 (Lovecraft's Birthday: 'Dagon,' 'The Rats in the Walls,' 'The Haunter of the Dark'71 lukematonta / 71LolaWalser, heinäkuu 1
Phantasmagoria and Haunted Screens: Gothic Films (and more) - Eight408 lukematonta / 408LolaWalser, kesäkuu 17
Dracula111 lukematonta / 111housefulofpaper, huhtikuu 26
Dark Shadows Trivia2 lukematonta / 2LolaWalser, maaliskuu 18
A dream I had last night102 lukematonta / 102LolaWalser, tammikuu 26
Editions of "Dracula"86 lukematonta / 86housefulofpaper, marraskuu 2022
The Haunting of Hill House — Easton Press limited edition3 lukematonta / 3housefulofpaper, marraskuu 2022
So whatcha readin' now, kids?--vol. 3427 lukematonta / 427benbrainard8, lokakuuta 2022
German Gothic?9 lukematonta / 9housefulofpaper, syyskuu 2022
E. T. A. Hoffmann35 lukematonta / 35housefulofpaper, syyskuu 2022
Goth music-post 1970s111 lukematonta / 111benbrainard8, kesäkuu 2022
Arthur Rimbaud9 lukematonta / 9benbrainard8, kesäkuu 2022
Gothic music?226 lukematonta / 226alaudacorax, toukokuu 2022
OT - Treasures, or possibly interesting items in our collections - new thread50 lukematonta / 50housefulofpaper, huhtikuu 2022
Mrs. Radcliffe29 lukematonta / 29pgmcc, helmikuu 2022
Do you like Anne Rice's books ?27 lukematonta / 27housefulofpaper, joulukuu 2021
The Monk: A Romance77 lukematonta / 77benbrainard8, marraskuu 2021
Vathek.34 lukematonta / 34benbrainard8, marraskuu 2021
Yet more Gothic gossip.428 lukematonta / 428housefulofpaper, lokakuuta 2021
Scary Stories: An Invitation to Join LT's October List of the Month7 lukematonta / 7alaudacorax, lokakuuta 2021
Ray Bradbury book covers24 lukematonta / 24alaudacorax, lokakuuta 2021
Frankenstein remix19 lukematonta / 19alaudacorax, elokuu 2021
Jane Austen Horrid Novels17 lukematonta / 17alaudacorax, heinäkuu 2021
The Three Impostors (Machen)42 lukematonta / 42housefulofpaper, kesäkuu 2021
OT - Treasures, or possibly interesting items in our collections194 lukematonta / 194housefulofpaper, toukokuu 2021
Reading Group #27 ('King Pest')20 lukematonta / 20LolaWalser, toukokuu 2021
Seeking an Admin for this Group31 lukematonta / 31Bob_Reader, huhtikuu 2021
New fine editions of Gothic Literature3 lukematonta / 3Bob_Reader, huhtikuu 2021
Reading Group #36 (Poe: 'The Cask of Amontillado,' 'Ligeia,' 'The Pit and the Pendulum')55 lukematonta / 55alaudacorax, huhtikuu 2021
Reading Group #30 (The Island of Dr. Moreau)31 lukematonta / 31alaudacorax, maaliskuu 2021
The crow 1994 - the greatest movie I've ever seen!14 lukematonta / 14benbrainard8, tammikuu 2021
Poe by Lee12 lukematonta / 12WeeTurtle, joulukuu 2020
Mexican Gothic (book)3 lukematonta / 3WeeTurtle, joulukuu 2020
Gothic Films - episode seven182 lukematonta / 182alaudacorax, joulukuu 2020
Gothic Artworks26 lukematonta / 26housefulofpaper, lokakuuta 2020
Reading Group #3 ('The Horla')35 lukematonta / 35alaudacorax, heinäkuu 2020
Exorcists and Exorcism - Books/Films18 lukematonta / 18frahealee, heinäkuu 2020
Southern Gothic24 lukematonta / 24frahealee, kesäkuu 2020
The Haunting of Hill House42 lukematonta / 42LolaWalser, kesäkuu 2020
Shirley Jackson29 lukematonta / 29frahealee, kesäkuu 2020
Canadian Gothic - who knew?!35 lukematonta / 35frahealee, kesäkuu 2020
Hawthorne Impressions8 lukematonta / 8frahealee, kesäkuu 2020
Gothic D&D!: Ravenloft8 lukematonta / 8WeeTurtle, toukokuu 2020
Gothic in Dickens30 lukematonta / 30pgmcc, toukokuu 2020
The short stories of Walter de la Mare12 lukematonta / 12LolaWalser, toukokuu 2020
Seven Gothic Tales - Karen Blixen28 lukematonta / 28frahealee, toukokuu 2020
The Castle of Otranto13 lukematonta / 13frahealee, maaliskuu 2020
Gothic Background, Definitions, Motifs, etc.58 lukematonta / 58frahealee, maaliskuu 2020
Yet more Gothic gossip.1 lukematon / 1alaudacorax, maaliskuu 2020
More Gothic gossip.309 lukematonta / 309alaudacorax, maaliskuu 2020
Reading Group #20 ('Pigeons from Hell')38 lukematonta / 38frahealee, helmikuu 2020
Reading Group #14 ('The Repairer of Reputations')43 lukematonta / 43frahealee, helmikuu 2020
Christmas Ghost Stories17 lukematonta / 17frahealee, helmikuu 2020
Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu's 200th birthday30 lukematonta / 30housefulofpaper, tammikuu 2020
Reading Group #33 ('The Judge's House')44 lukematonta / 44frahealee, tammikuu 2020
Reading Group #35 (The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner)13 lukematonta / 13frahealee, tammikuu 2020
Gothic Films - episode six213 lukematonta / 213frahealee, tammikuu 2020
How to tell you're reading a gothic novel9 lukematonta / 9frahealee, joulukuu 2019
Gothic Poetry38 lukematonta / 38frahealee, joulukuu 2019
Modern Gothic writers?36 lukematonta / 36Rembetis, marraskuu 2019
Shirley Jackson - Fine Editions5 lukematonta / 5Emily_Jones51, syyskuu 2019
Gothic Films - episode five203 lukematonta / 203WeeTurtle, syyskuu 2019
So whatcha readin' now, kids?260 lukematonta / 260frahealee, syyskuu 2019
Bloodborne: Gothic video game?12 lukematonta / 12housefulofpaper, elokuu 2019
Paperbacks from Hell3 lukematonta / 3LolaWalser, heinäkuu 2019
Earth Hour 20182 lukematonta / 2frahealee, maaliskuu 2019
Reading Group #6 ('The Minister's Black Veil')29 lukematonta / 29frahealee, maaliskuu 2019
Reading Group #25 (Lovecraft: 'The Outsider' & 'The Call of Cthulhu')25 lukematonta / 25frahealee, maaliskuu 2019
Reading Group #8 ('Young Goodman Brown')23 lukematonta / 23frahealee, maaliskuu 2019
Melmoth the Wanderer24 lukematonta / 24frahealee, maaliskuu 2019
Vampire stories9 lukematonta / 9frahealee, maaliskuu 2019
'The Grove of Ashtaroth' by John Buchan (1912?)15 lukematonta / 15frahealee, maaliskuu 2019
Reading Group #18 ('The Vampyre')31 lukematonta / 31frahealee, maaliskuu 2019
Varney the Vampire7 lukematonta / 7frahealee, helmikuu 2019
Sheridan Le Fanu's Carmilla34 lukematonta / 34frahealee, helmikuu 2019
Hello!100 lukematonta / 100frahealee, tammikuu 2019
Reading Group #12 (M. R. James' Birthday: 'The Mezzotint,' 'Casting the Runes,' 'Rats')65 lukematonta / 65frahealee, tammikuu 2019
Reading Group #5 ('The Listener')46 lukematonta / 46frahealee, tammikuu 2019
Reading Group #6: 'Green Tea'42 lukematonta / 42frahealee, joulukuu 2018
Gothic for Children45 lukematonta / 45frahealee, joulukuu 2018
Uncle Silas: A Tale of Bartram-Haugh9 lukematonta / 9frahealee, joulukuu 2018
Reading Group #19 ('The Masque of the Red Death')20 lukematonta / 20housefulofpaper, joulukuu 2018
Reading Group #28 ('Rapaccini's Daughter')38 lukematonta / 38frahealee, joulukuu 2018
Reading Group #4 (Poetry: 'Ulalume,' 'Darkness,' 'The Rime of the Ancient Mariner')41 lukematonta / 41frahealee, lokakuuta 2018
Reading Group #24 ('The Wendigo')15 lukematonta / 15frahealee, lokakuuta 2018
Reading Group #10 ('The Yellow Wallpaper')49 lukematonta / 49frahealee, lokakuuta 2018
Reading Group #9 ('Canon Alberic's Scrapbook')35 lukematonta / 35frahealee, syyskuu 2018
Reading Group #16 ('The Kit-Bag')16 lukematonta / 16frahealee, syyskuu 2018
Reading Group #15 ('The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar')16 lukematonta / 16alaudacorax, syyskuu 2018
Caleb Williams16 lukematonta / 16frahealee, syyskuu 2018
The Mysteries of Udolpho50 lukematonta / 50frahealee, syyskuu 2018
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