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What horror Gothic books do you recommend?
I'm not sure if these are considered "horror gothics," but they have creeped me out, they do have a gothic atmosphere and they are definitely lacking romance.

1. The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman. It's a short story about a woman who is on a "rest cure" for a "temporary nervous depression" in a room with yellow wallpaper.

2. The House on Haunted Hill by Shirley Jackson. A shy young woman joins three other people to investigate a supposedly haunted house.

3. We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson. A disturbed young woman lives with her uncle, cat and sister as the town's outcasts. The sister has been accused of poisoning the rest of the family.

4. And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie. Ten people are brought to a mysterious island for some sort of divine retribution for past acts and are murdered one by one.

5. The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. A man is murdered by what seems to be a ghostly hound that haunts his family. Sherlock Holmes investigates. May not seem like Gothic horror, but read it on a dark night. The atmosphere of the moors and the legend of the hound is disturbing.

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RE: What horror Gothic books do you recommend? - by Desdemona - 11-11-2007, 06:08 PM

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