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Gothic tales

Author: Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell; Laura Kranzler
Publisher: London : New York : Penguin, 2000.
Series: Penguin classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"An encounter with the supernatural in an everyday setting accentuates its strangeness; a truth used to eerie effect in Gaskell's Gothic tales. A portrait turned to the wall, a hidden manuscript, a mysterious child that lives on the freezing moors, a doppelganger formed by a women's bitter curse: all of these things hint at male tyranny and woman as avenging angel - or devil." "Gaskell was fascinated by the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Horror fiction
Horror stories
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell; Laura Kranzler
ISBN: 014043741X 9780140437416
OCLC Number: 48032948
Description: xxxvi, 366 pages ; 20 cm.
Contents: Disappearances --
The old nurse's story --
The squire's story --
The Poor Clare --
The doom of the Griffiths --
Lois the witch --
The crooked branch --
Curious, if true --
The grey woman.
Series Title: Penguin classics.
Responsibility: Elizabeth Gaskell ; edited with an introduction and notes by Laura Kranzler.
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The stories in this collection combine realism and fantasy. The themes are familiar from Gaskell's novels, but their treatment is revealingly different, ranging from ghost stories and comic fantasy,  Read more...

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