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How did you first get interested in Gothic books?
Once I graduated from college, I was finally free to read whatever I wanted.

I was interested in women writers pre-20th c, and saw what a huge number of them had written Gothic novels.

So started reading Ann Radcliffe and then every single classic I could find. And that was in the pre-internet days! Thank goodness for Oxford Classics and Virago.

Life is a lot easier now with Gutenberg offering free full text versions!!

Especially since it is so hard to find good Gothic novels these days. I use to get backlists of authors I really like, and for Sorcha MacMurrough's Rakehell Regency and other titles. There is always a lot more than meets the eye going on in her books.

Oh yes, and Shannon Farrell as well. I just downloaded a copy from there too of Call Home the Heart, set in Victorian Ireland in a decaying mansion, and wow, it has romance, suspense, passion, all rolled into one. Kensington published the paperback edition.

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RE: How did you first get interested in Gothic books? - by gurugoddess - 08-29-2008, 08:46 PM

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