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Villa Diodati's Legacy or Mary Shelley's Counter-Enlightenme

Advantages: The most comprehensive edition of the classic novel required
Disadvantages: None

For those who are unaware of one of the most famous stories in Gothic literature, I would like to introduce you to “the story of Frankenstein… I think it will thrill you. It may shock you. It might even horrify you.” You won’t find any of these lines in t ...

BlackSwan 24.07.2015 · Read full review
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Review of Frankenstein or The Modern Prometheus - Mary Shelley

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The dark disturbing wit of Saki

Advantages: The dark humour of many of the timeless stories
Disadvantages: Some of the humour is rather dated

... ‘Saki’ ‘Saki’, a name taken from ‘The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam’, was the pseudonym of Hector Hugh Munro (1870-1916). Although he wrote a couple of novels, three very short plays and a work on Russian history, he is best remembered for his short s ...

JOHNV 23.05.2015 · Read full review
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Review of The Complete Saki - Saki

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Deliciously horrific!

Advantages: plot, characters, horror
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...The Gothic, specifically eighteenth-century Gothic, is one of my favourite genres of literature. However, I'll read Gothic takes from any epoch, be it Romantic or Modernist. I had been quite keen to read Bram Stoker's 1897 novel Dracula for quite some tim ...

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Review of Dracula - Bram Stoker

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Dracula packs a bite every bit as scary as its bark!

Advantages: Fantastically compelling, genuinely scary, more realistic than most
Disadvantages: Perhaps slightly dated in its sentimentality, but this is a very minor point

...This work is rightly regarded as one of the great classics of fiction. There is a reason that Dracula is such a household and well-known name; Bram Stoker delivers a fantastic read which is both spell-binding and terrifying at the same time. As a graduat ...

richieyorke 14.04.2014 · Read full review
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Classically Underrated

Advantages: Great depth of descriptions of the period, Original Vampire, Greatly Written
Disadvantages: It being an old classic, it may put some people off.

Dracula is an old classic and I think one that is taken for granted a lot since now there are so many Vampire books, movies and such like out there and many people think they know the story without having read the book. Let me tell you - you are wrong. T ...

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Review of Dracula - Bram Stoker

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