Gothic Fiction

The Picture of Dorian Gray (Version 3)

Read by Isabella Garcia


Oscar Wilde


The Picture of Dorian Gray follows the title character as he downspirals due to gaining his wish of eternal youth. - Summary by Isabella Gar…

Master Zacharius

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Jules Verne


Master Zacharius is a man of science, skill, and overpowering pride. He is the first to successfully, and accurately, regulate time. Does th…

The Room in the Tower, and Other Stories

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E. F. Benson


These stories have been written in the hopes of giving some pleasant qualms to their reader, if by chance, anyone be occupying in their peru…

Carmilla (Version 3)

Read by Louise J. Belle


Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu


Carmilla is an 1872 Gothic novella by Irish author Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu, originally published as a serial in the London-based literary ma…

Hieroglyphic Tales

Read by Barbara Baker


Horace Walpole


Surreal and satirical, these stories by the eighteenth century man of letters, Whig politician, art historian and antiquarian are '"...…

The Lady of the Shroud

Read by Thomas A. Copeland


Bram Stoker


As the title suggests, this work does flirt with the supernatural. Yet it is essentially a political novel—a utopian experiment in a fictiti…

The Statement of Stella Maberly

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F. Anstey


From childhood Stella Maberly has been violently wilful and jealous, yet certain of her own superiority. She can be loving and friendly, but…

The House of Mystery

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Richard Marsh


The House of Mystery is based upon the complicated plot involving two women who look exactly alike, one rich and one poor, and so mistaken i…

The Castle of Otranto (Version 2)

Read by Thomas A. Copeland


Horace Walpole


The Castle of Otranto is regarded as the first Gothic novel, a genre appealing to a taste for terror and set in a remote past when prodigies…

The Tower of Dago

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Mór Jókai


This is the story of Feodor von Ungern, who, betrayed by his brother Zeno, installs himself with his son and a group of his most trusted men…

Our Lady of the Pillar

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José Maria De Eça De Queirós and José Maria de Eça de Queirós


A ghost story and love story all at once, set in medieval Portugal. Don Ruy is in love with Dona Leonor, but her husband has guessed his fee…

Two Supernatural Stories

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Perceval Landon


Perceval Landon was a journalist and short story author, and in these two tales he explored the supernatural. In ‘Railhead’, a man receives …

The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner (Version 2)

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James Hogg


An early example of a psychological mystery and modern crime fiction, The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner details the …

Adelgitha; or, The Fruits of a Single Error

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Matthew Lewis


The second original tragedy written by Gothic writer Matthew Lewis, Adelgitha; or, The Fruits of a Single Error is a markedly more serious a…

Portrait Of A Man With Red Hair; A Romantic Macabre

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Hugh Walpole


Is the father insane or merely sadistic, a man entombed in a spirit of malevolence? This 1925 novel by a perceptive observer explores the te…

The City of Dreadful Night and Other Poems

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James Thomson


While primarily known for being pessimistic, the poetry of James Thomson (1834-1882) is also beautiful and psychologically complex. This 190…

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