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Classic Gothics online?
(12-19-2009, 11:32 AM)paigenumber Wrote: I would be interested in knowing the actual titles of gothic books.

As part of something I'm working on I made a list of some titles, but some of them are very rare and I'm not sure how many are online. I thought I'd at least share the list and maybe share links to online editions if I find them. I think all the below titles are "first wave" gothics of the 18th and 19th centuries. Sorry I didn't include author or year but I didn't need them for my project. Google will probably turn up that info.

Adeline St. Julian: or, The Midnight Hour
The Affecting History of Louisa, The Wandering Maniac
Alexena: or, The Castle of Santa Marco
Almahide: or, The Captive Queen
Ariel: or, the Invisible Monitor
Correlia: or, The Mysterious Tomb
Durston Castle: or, the Ghost of Eleonora, a Gothic story
Ellen: Countess of Castle Howel
Ellen: Heiress of the Castle
Eliza: or, The Unhappy Nun
Emily Moreland: or, The Maid of the Valley
Emily: or, The Fatal Promise
Emmeline; or The Happy Discovery
Emmeline: The Orphan of the Castle
Ethelinde: or, The Recluse of the Lake
Ethelwina: or, The House of Fritz-Auburne
Eva of Cambria: or, The Fugitive Daughter
Fanny; or, The Happy Repentance
Fatherless Fanny
The History of Emily Montague
The History of Lady Julia Mandeville
Jaqueline of Olzeburg; or Final Retribution
Letitia: or, The Castle Without A Spectre
Lucretia: or, The Robbers of the Hyrcanean Forest
Madelina: A Tale Founded On Facts
Madeline: or, The Castle of Montgomery
Margiana: or, Widdrington Tower
Phedora: or, The Forest of Minski
Rosalie: or, The Castle of Montalabretti
Rosa; or, The Child of the Abbey
Rosella: or, Modern Occurrences
The Sorrows Of Edith
The Story Of Morella De Alto
Vesuvia: or Anglesea Manor

Those are what I call the "girl title" gothics because they all have a girl's name in them. Below are some titles that imply females in the second or third person.

The Abbess
The Abbess of Valtiera
The Castle of Montabino: or, The Orphan Sisters
The Heroine
The Idiot Heiress
The Mysterious Sisters
The Nuns of Misericordia
Owen Castle: or, Which Is The Heroine?
The School For Widows
She Would Be A Heroine
The Sisters of St. Gothard
The Witch of Ravensworth

It's interesting to see that even the earliest gothics were considered "chic lit" as early as the 1700s. It sort of negates the claim that everything is chic lit today because of some decline in education, taste or the increase of women's spare time. Those same criticisms were used on gothics 200 years ago and they weren't any more accurate back then than they are today.

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Classic Gothics online? - by Des Esseintes - 12-04-2009, 11:49 AM
RE: Classic Gothics online? - by Prism - 12-12-2009, 05:54 AM
RE: Classic Gothics online? - by Des Esseintes - 12-13-2009, 11:15 AM
RE: Classic Gothics online? - by paigenumber - 12-19-2009, 11:32 AM
RE: Classic Gothics online? - by Des Esseintes - 12-24-2009, 02:25 AM
RE: Classic Gothics online? - by Einsamer Krieger - 12-16-2011, 08:42 PM
RE: Classic Gothics online? - by RareMale - 12-17-2011, 11:22 AM
RE: Classic Gothics online? - by bigred904 - 06-06-2013, 06:51 PM

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