Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Books that go bump in the night!

It's getting to be that time of year -- cold winds blowing, dead leaves and other creepy things lay scattered on the ground, darkness closing in earlier each day.  
So lock your doors and curl up with a gothic novel
to bide your time when the night comes . . .

May we recommend:

Tales by Edgar Allen Poe

Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

Dracula by Bram Stoker

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
(did you know that Mary Shelley was 19 years old when she penned this classic?
Where did that girl spend her time, one wonders?)

Turn of the Screw by Henry James

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson

Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier

Some other suggested titles:
The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux
The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson
Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
Bellefleur by Joyce Carol Oates
Perdido Station by China Mieville

There are many other novels -- a quick tip:
when you search on the Online Catalog,
choose "keyword" and enter "gothic" or "gothic fiction"