Description - Gothic Tales by Elizabeth Gaskell
Elizabeth Gaskell's chilling Gothic tales blend the real and the supernatural to eerie, compelling effect. Disappearances , inspired by local legends of mysterious vanishings, mixes gossip and fact; Lois the Witch , a novella based on an account of the Salem witch hunts, shows how sexual desire and jealousy lead to hysteria; while in The Old Nurse s Story a mysterious child roams the freezing Northumberland moors. Whether darkly surreal, such as The Poor Clare , where an evil doppelgdnger is formed by a woman s bitter curse, or mischievous like Curious, if True , a playful reworking of fairy tales, all the stories in this volume form a stark contrast to the social realism of Gaskell s novels, revealing a darker and more unsettling style of writing.
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Format: Paperback / softback
(198mm x 129mm x 18mm)
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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Author Biography - Elizabeth Gaskell
Elizabeth Gaskell (1810-65) wrote her first novel, MARY BARTON, in 1848 as a distraction from her sorrow at the death of her only son in infancy. It won the attention of Dickens and was followed by 5 other full-length novels as well as numerous short stories and novellas.
Laura Kranzler has written on Mary Shelley and Virginia Woolf and has published a novel.
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