Gothic Tales

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Penguin, 01‏/02‏/2001 - 416 من الصفحات
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 doppelgänger 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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معاينة المستخدمين  - Smiler69 - LibraryThing

The Old Nurse's Story, about a beautiful ghost child intent on luring a warm-blooded child into the freezing nights on the moors; The Squire's Story, about a gentleman with a nebulous past who moves ... قراءة التقييم بأكمله

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معاينة المستخدمين  - streamsong - LibraryThing

These are quite different from modern horror tales. Some have supernatural elements such as curses, ghosts and doppelgangers. Others are more an exploration of the twisted side of human nature-- a son ... قراءة التقييم بأكمله

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Disappearances
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The Old Nurses Story
9
The Squires Story
31
The Poor Clare
47
The Doom of the Griffiths
101
Lois the Witch
137
The Crooked Branch
225
Curious if True
269
The Grey Woman
285
APPENDIX
339
NOTES
340
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نبذة عن المؤلف (2001)

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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