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What's your favorite horror Gothic novel?
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What's your favorite horror Gothic novel?
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"The Haunting of Hill House" by Shirley Jakcson is an economical, riveting horror Gothic that set the literary standard for horror Gothics of the 20th century. I like my horror restrained and psychological, and this book delivers.
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Agreed! I also enjoyed We Have Always Lived in the Castle, also by Shirley Jackson. I found this book to be even more disturbing than Hill House.
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Desdemona Wrote:Agreed!  I also enjoyed We Have Always Lived in the Castle, also by Shirley Jackson.  I found this book to be even more disturbing than Hill House.

Yes! Another excellent Gothic novel, very Lizzie Borden in tone.
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Dracula... I love it. It's my all time favourite novel.
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Heathcliffe's girl. Wrote:Dracula... I love it. It's my all time favourite novel.

DITTO! Big Grin
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Benet's Reader's Encyclopedia defines a gothic novel as "one characterized by horror, violence, supernatural effects, and a taste for the midieval, usually set against a background of Gothic architecture, esp. a gloomy & isolated castle." A broad category indeed. A lot could fit into it.
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nice post.......
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(10-28-2007, 09:10 PM)Desdemona Wrote: Agreed! I also enjoyed We Have Always Lived in the Castle, also by Shirley Jackson. I found this book to be even more disturbing than Hill House.

I only just recently read this novel but I thought it was good too. It would make an excellent Tim Burton movie if he could stick to the darkness of it and avoid making it cute.
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