Gothic Tales

Author(s): Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell; Laura Kranzler (Editor)

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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."

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Elizabeth Gaskell (1810-65) wrote her first novel, MARY BARTON, in 1848 as a distraction from her sorrow at the death of her only son in infancy. It won the attention of Dickens and was followed by 5 other full-length novels as well as numerous short stories and novellas. Laura Kranzler has written on Mary Shelley and Virginia Woolf and has published a novel.

General Fields

  • : 9780140437416
  • : Penguin Books, Limited
  • : Penguin Books, Limited
  • : February 2001
  • : 198mm X 129mm X 19mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : English
  • : 823/.8
  • : 416
  • : notes, further reading
  • : Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell; Laura Kranzler (Editor)