Baldick, C. (ed.), The Oxford Book of Gothic Tales (1992) - this wonderful companion to the texts discussed in this guide has been carefully compiled by Baldick from well known tales to anonymous texts not published since their emergence in late eighteenth century periodicals. Fascinating and amusing in equal measure it is worth the asking price for the introduction alone.
Carter, M. L., Specter or delusion? : the supernatural in Gothic fiction (1987)
Doyle, A. C., The Hound of the Baskervilles - The greatest Sherlock Holmes novel is also the one most shrouded in the conventions of the Gothic (an ancient doomed family, hauntings, terror, and the explained supernatural).
Poe, Edgar Allan, Tales of Mystery and Imagination (1839-46) - One of the greatest exponents of the Gothic in the mid-nineteenth century. Poe's tales are crucial in understanding the development of the genre. It was his version that would define Gothic in its early cinematic form.
Punter, D., The Literature of Terror (1980)
Williams, A., The Art of Darkness: a Poetics of Gothic Fiction (1995)
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