Gothic Tales

Gothic Tales

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by Elizabeth Gaskell
     
 

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A portrait inexplicably turned to the wall ... a mysterious child who lives on the freezing moors ... a doppelganger brought to life by a woman's bitter curse. These are some of the eerie elements Elizabeth Gaskell uses to masterful effect in Gothic Tales.

A writer best known for books about middle-class life in country villages and the urban social

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A portrait inexplicably turned to the wall ... a mysterious child who lives on the freezing moors ... a doppelganger brought to life by a woman's bitter curse. These are some of the eerie elements Elizabeth Gaskell uses to masterful effect in Gothic Tales.

A writer best known for books about middle-class life in country villages and the urban social problems of Victorian England, Gaskell was fascinated by the dualities in women's lives, by the tyranny men wield and the revenge women exact, and by the merging of fact and fiction, not only in literature but in everyday lives. In these nine spine-tingling tales, she adds another layer of intrigue: the abrupt appearance of the supernatural in the most ordinary of settings and the havoc it plays on human frailties.

Author Bio: Elizabeth Gaskell (1810-1865) published many novels, contributed fiction to Dickens's magazine Household Words, and wrote an acclaimed biography of Charlotte Brontë.

Laura Kranzler received her Doctorate in Philosophy from Hertford College, Oxford.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781420945768
Publisher:
Neeland Media LLC
Publication date:
04/25/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
1,092,155
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

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.

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Gothic Tales 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Never even heard of Gaskell until recently, but I enjoyed this collection very much. She creates a mood and atmosphere as well as anyone.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hello he wearing a shirt that says bite me or die your hair phresh..his hair is blond his face is beatin up and hes wearing black pants