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Booklist: Go Gothic

August 14th, 2007 (06:50 pm)
thoughtful

Current Mood: thoughtful
Current Song: Blue Wind from Spring Awakening

First, read the original novels:
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
Dracula by Bram Stoker
The complete works of Edgar Allan Poe

Then, tackle the books they inspired:
Ghosts of Albion films, novellas, and novels by Christopher Golden and Amber Benson
Baltimore, or, The Steadfast Tin Soldier and the Vampire by Mike Mignola and Christopher Golden
AngelMonster by Veronica Bennett

Enjoy some recent paranormal releases set in Victorian times:
A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray
Rebel Angels by Libba Bray
The Sweet Far Thing by Libba Bray

Do some research with related non-fiction:
(These are all on my list of books to read!)
The Monsters: Mary Shelley and the Curse of Frankenstein by Dorothy & Thomas Hoobler
Wildly Romantic: The English Romantic Poets: The Mad, the Bad, and the Dangerous by Catherine M. Andronik
Gothic Reflections: Narrative Force in Nineteenth-Century Fiction by Peter K. Garrett
Gothic Horror: A Reader's Guide from Poe to King and Beyond edited by Clive Bloom

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