Gothic

Crow Hollow
An eerie old house named for the harsh voiced birds bound up with its past...The Aunts, three old ladies just this side of insanity...The servant girl, treated with more deference than the new wife of the master...This was...

15.06.2013

The Italian
From the first moment Vincentio di Vivaldi, a young nobleman, sets eyes on the veiled figure of Ellena, he is captivated by her enigmatic beauty and grace. But his haughty and manipulative mother is against the match and enlists the help of her...

01.11.2013

The Recess
First published in an era when most novels about youngwomen concentrated on courtship and ended with marriage, The Recess(1783-1785) daringly portrays women involved in political intrigues,overseas journeys, and even warfare. The novel...

25.09.2015

Betrayal at Blackcrest
Determined to find out what has happened to her lovely cousin, whom no one seems to remember, Deborah Lane leaves the safety of London and journeys to Blackcrest Manor, where she falls under the spell of its master, Derek Hawke.

16.09.2017

Bertram, Or, The Castle Of St. Aldobrand
Charles Maturin was an Irish Protestant clergyman (ordained by the Church of Ireland) and a writer of gothic plays and novels.His first three works were published under the pseudonym Dennis Jasper Murphy and were critical and commercial...

18.09.2013

The Necromancer; or, The Tale of the Black Forest
In her satire of the gothic novel, Northanger Abbey, one of Jane Austen’s characters recommends seven “horrid novels” to her friend. For many years it was assumed that Austen had made up the titles but in fact Austen knew her gothic literature (one...

13.01.2017

Painting the Dark Side
Voices from the dark, or "gothic," side of American life are well known through the work of writers such as Edgar Allan Poe, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Herman Melville. But who were the Poes of American art? Until now, art historians have for the most...

01.11.2015

Come to the Tower, Love
From gothic romance author Lisa Greer, a novella of ghosts, forbidden love, and a past that won't die... Come to the Tower, Love Teacher Morgan Peers has gone from living a tough life to becoming an heiress nearly overnight. When she inherits...

04.10.2017

Clermont
Clermont is the story of Madeline, a porcelain doll of a Gothic heroine, who lives in seclusion from society with her father, Clermont, whose past is shrouded in mystery. One stormy night, their solitude is interrupted by a benighted traveller, a...

06.07.2014

The Mysterious Freebooter; Or, the Days of Queen Bess
The year is 1587. Conflicts with Scottish borderers and rampaging banditti threaten England's peace and security, and Queen Elizabeth orders Lord William de Mowbray to fortify his castle against the invaders. Meanwhile, within the castle, Lord...

07.10.2012

The Wailing Winds of Juneau Abbey
Abby Whitaker knew the true meaning of grief and loneliness. Young, poor, and tragically widowed, she had little hope of finding happiness until a surprising letter arrived - and changed her life. Her uncle, the black sheep of the family and a...

12.06.2016

Hedgerow
All Meredith Costain knew when she accepted Christopher Hedge's offer to take care of his granddaughter at his rambling country estate was that it was exactly the kind of sanctuary she was seeking. And so it seemed -- at first. Hedgerow, with its...

30.07.2014

Season of the falcon
Season of the Falcon is the 4th in a series of brilliant historical gothic romances by one of England's foremost authors. Against the background of the blood and turmoil of the American Revolution and the Napoleonic Wars stood Lord Edward Falcon, a...

17.07.2015

House of Shadows
Laura Foster loved Felix Page deeply and devotedly...but she had also had a glimpse of the raging demon that brooded beneath the outward mien of the usually gently-mannered young architect.And the untamable rage that sometimes possessed him...

06.05.2013

Zastrozzi and St. Irvyne
so i only read this because it was short and i knew i would be buying the new sarah waters book today (!) and i just wanted something to fill the gap until i could dive into ms waters.(twss) and it was fine. its full of swooning and wasting away...

22.05.2014

Cat's Prey
When Antonia arrived in Auckland, the voice that warned her of danger over the telephone sounded heavy and menacing. It decoyed her away from the hotel - and while she was away someone searched her room. When she eventually reached her cousin...

20.08.2014

The Mysterious Mother (1791)
The Mysterious Mother is the second of Horace Walpole’s only two fictional works, and that is probably the only reason to read it. The play created quite a fuss when it appeared. Walpole, in the preface, says he is...

23.02.2017

Sea of Secrets
Can she save him from the darkness in his soul--or will it destroy them both?After her brother is killed in the Crimean War, innocent young Oriel Pembroke finds herself alone in the world. Disowned by the cruel father who has always despised...

13.03.2018

The Blackheath Séance Parlour
Two sisters dabble in the dark arts in Victorian London in this tale featuring  murder, vampires, malevolent spirits, and a life-size chocolate gorilla. For fans of the classics—Holmes, Dickens, and Abfab.In 1842,...

24.10.2016

The Amber Witch
Oscar Wilde described this as "Favorite romantic reading when a boy." And, horror fans that we are, we can see why it was a Wilde favorite. Set in the Thirty Years War in what is now Germany, "The Amber Witch" claims to be a clergyman's manuscript...

23.01.2018

From Secret Places
HOUSE OF VENGEFUL GHOSTS.When pretty Rosemary Gilbert arrived at Farview, she could hardly believe how the old house by the sea had changed. Once lively and laughter-filled, Farview was now a cold and dismal ruin, inhabited only by her aunt...

04.07.2017

Greifenstein
This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts...

27.06.2014

The Mysteries of London, Vol. I [Unabridged & Illustrated]
The million-copy bestseller that rocked mid-Victorian England returns to print for the first time in a century! The government feared him. Rival authors like Charles Dickens, whom he outsold, despised him. The literary establishment did its...

22.09.2013

Dark Cloister
“You and the children must leave this place -- or be lost forever within its wall.” — With the acceptance of her first teaching position, Philadelphia born-and-bred Rachel Ames had forsaken her sheltered existence for a new life at a faraway...

24.12.2015

Vathek
Vathek is beyond a shadow of a doubt one of the strangest stories I’ve ever read.It’s the tale of the wealthy Caliph Vathek, an individual who at times reads like a flat out parody of a decadent Middle Eastern ruler. In addition to having...

15.11.2013

Trelawny
The start of a happy Isabelle Holland glom - I first heard of this book through a blog mention somewhere (I suspect it may have been Sarah Rees Brennan’s post). So I...

16.02.2016

April's Grave
'Karen had been trying not to think about her twin sister April since the day she had decided to try not to think about Neville Bennet any more. Now, as she replaced the receiver after speaking to Marney, she discovered that her memories of both of...

14.08.2016

Lamb To The Slaughter
Aka Mary Paradise.Dorothy Eden was born in 1912 in New Zealand and died in 1982. She moved to England in 1954 after taking a trip around the world...

19.02.2016

The Italian (LibriVox Audiobook)
Repulsed and inspired by Matthew Gregory Lewis’s graphic gothic novel, The Monk, Anne Radcliffe’s The Italian is a complexly plotted...

02.06.2013

Lovers All Untrue
Norah Lofts had a long career as a historical novelist, during which she diversified with novels of mystery/suspense/occult under the pseudonym Peter Curtis such as THE DEVIL'S OWN (1960) which was published in 1960 and was nominated for an Edgar...

10.01.2017

The Waiting Sands
'Dearest Raye, ' Decima had written.'I'm writing to ask if you can possibly come up to Ruthven for a few days. My twenty- first birthday falls next Sunday, and it would be such a relief if you could stay until after the celebration dinner party...

18.11.2017

Klosterheim; or, The masque
Es un contexto histórico que por su oscuridad resulta idóneo como ambiente para una novela gótica. En el invierno de 1633 parecía haber esperanzas de un armisticio, como tradicionalmente sucedía en los meses más...

05.02.2014

The House of Many Doors
To die by fire -- that was the Barclay destiny.Carina's mother had died in a fire of mysterious origin, and her grandfather lived in fear of the same fate. He had built his house with many doors so that he could escape the fire he knew would...

21.09.2017

Lady of Mallow
Sarah Mildmay had charmed her way into becoming young Titus Mallow's governess. She was not really a governess. But she alone knew that Blane, the man acting as Lord of Mallow, was not really a lord either. Each was seeking to unmask the other. She...

03.03.2017