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  • Dracula: The Novel and the Legend - A Study of Bram Stoker's Gothic Masterpiece

    Series series Desert Island Dracula Library
    The resonant and awesome figure of Count Dracula. his Transylvanian lair, and his powers of supernatural evil, have imprinted themselves on the popular imagination, largely through the medium of the cinema. And yet, until now, no one has undertaken a detailed analysis of the source of our preconceptions about the greatest vampire of them all - "Dracula", by Bram Stoker, first published in 1897. ... Read more


  • Dracula Unearthed

    Series series Desert Island Dracula Library
    Dracula Unearthed takes the lid off Stoker's most famous novel. With the aid of 3,400 textual endnotes and annotations, new light is shed on its sources, characters and structure. Stoker never went to Transylvania, so how could he describe it so graphically? Prior to Dracula, he had never written about vampires, so how could he make them so believable? Contemporary critics seemed oblivious to ... Read more


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  • Faust; a Tragedy, Translated from the German of Goethe

    "Faust" is a play in two parts by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, considered the greatest work of German literature and Goethe's magnum opus. It consists of two parts written mainly in verse. The plot is based on a classic German legend about the historical personage Johann Georg Faust. The erudite Faust is very successful yet dissatisfied with his life. He decides to make a pact with the Devil, ... Read more

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  • Finding Faith - When a Good Heart Gets Defeated (Book 2) Coming Of Age Romance

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    Series Book 2 - Finding Faith YA Romance Series
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  • Starry Speculative Corpse

    Horror of Philosophy

    Could it be that the more we know about the world, the less we understand it? Could it be that, while everything has been explained, nothing has meaning?Extending the ideas presented in his book In The Dust of This Planet, Eugene Thacker explores these and other issues in Starry Speculative Corpse. But instead of using philosophy to define or to explain the horror genre, Thacker reads works of ... Read more


  • Dracula: Sense & Nonsense

    Series series Desert Island Dracula Library
    Was Vlad the Impaler the inspiration for Bram Stoker's novel Dracula? No! Did Stoker write about Transylvania from first-hand experience? No! Has the model for Count Dracula's castle been found? No! Must Count Dracula stay out of the sunlight? Absolutely not! Literary sleuth Elizabeth Miller exposes these and numerous other popular distortions and fabrications that have plagued our understanding ... Read more


  • The Gothic Quest - A History of the Gothic Novel

    “The Gothic Quest - A History of the Gothic Novel” is a 1938 treatise by Montague Summers on the subject of the Gothic novel, looking at its origins, evolution, and role in contemporary literature. Augustus Montague Summers (1880 – 1948) was an English clergyman and author most famous for his studies on vampires, witches and werewolves—all of which he believed to be very much real. He also wrote ... Read more

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  • The Complete Ann Radcliffe Collection

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    Karpathos publishes the greatest works of history's greatest authors and collects them to make it easy and affordable for readers to have them all at the push of a button. All of our collections include a linked table of contents.Ann Radcliffe was an English author best known for her Gothic novels. Radcliffe is considered one of the founders of the Gothic literature and her classic books helped ... Read more

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  • The Story of a Whim

    The Story of a Whim by Grace Livingston Hill “If a young man spells his name 'Christie,' he cannot blame fate when a pretty girl writes him an affectionate letter—under the impression that she is corresponding with a girl of her own age. To Christie Bailey, lonely and discouraged, it was a great temptation. He answered in the character of a lonely, freckled, 'spinster' of twenty-eight. Perhaps ... Read more


  • Blake and the New Age (Routledge Revivals)

    Series series Routledge Revivals
    First published in 1979, this is a very welcome reissue of Kathleen Raine's seminal study of William Blake - England’s only prophet. He challenged with extraordinary vigour the premises which now underline much of Western civilization, hitting hard at the ideas of a naive materialist philosophy which, even in his own day, was already eating at the roots of English national life. In his insistence ... Read more


  • Unsettled Remains

    Canadian Literature and the Postcolonial Gothic

    Unsettled Remains: Canadian Literature and the Postcolonial Gothic examines how Canadian writers have combined a postcolonial awareness with gothic metaphors of monstrosity and haunting in their response to Canadian history. The essays gathered here range from treatments of early postcolonial gothic expression in Canadian literature to attempts to define a Canadian postcolonial gothic mode. Many ... Read more