Gothic Book List

For my senior seminar paper this past semester, I learned about Gothic novels. This subject peaked my interest. I decided to make a list of Gothic novels people should read, especially if they are interested in the subject. Some can be exchanged, such as the novels by Anne Rice and Stephen King. I believe as long as you’ve read one of their novels that can be considered Gothic, you are good. You also don’t need to read all of Edgar Allen Poe’s works, but at least one story and a few poems. I created this list using List Challenges and Good Reads. There is also a bonus book that has been grouped with the Gothic Novels but isn’t an actual Gothic Novel.

I haven’t read all of the following books, but I do plan to.

  1. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
  2. Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
  3. Dracula by Bram Stoker
  4. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
  5. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
  6. Any and All Works of Edgar Allen Poe
  7. Interview with a Vampire by Anne Rice
  8. The Call of Cthulhu by H.P. Lovecraft
  9. Salem’s Lot by Stephen King
  10. We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirly Jackson
  11. The Monk by Mathew Gregory Lewis
  12. The House of the Seven Gable by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  13. The Legend of Sleepy Hallow by Washing Irving
  14. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Lewis Stevenson
  15. The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
  16. Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
  17. The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux
  18. The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova
  19. The Mysteries of Udolpho by Ann Radcliffe
  20. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins

Bonus:

Gothic Parody: Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen

Pst….I also made a list on list challenges. Click here.

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