Best 16 Gothic classic novels- PDF collection

Best 16 Gothic PDF novels

Best 16 Gothic PDF novels

The adjective gothic describes something that is characterized by mystery, horror, and gloom, especially in literature.  Here are the best Gothic Novels for our fantasy and fiction lovers.

 Sicilian Romance

A Sicilian Romance (1790) Ann Radcliffe began to forge the unique mixture of the psychology of terror and poetic description that would make her the great exemplar of the Gothic novel, and the idol of the Romantics.

Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus

Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus is an 1818 novel written by English author Mary Shelley. Frankenstein tells the story of Victor Frankenstein, a young scientist who creates a sapient creature in an unorthodox scientific experiment.

Gaston de Blondeville

Gaston de Blondeville is a Gothic novel by noted English author Ann Radcliffe, published posthumously in 1826, three years after Radcliffe's death. Its full title is Gaston de Blondeville: Or, The Court of Henry III. Keeping Festival in Ardenne, A Romance

Hunger (this is my personal choice)

Hunger is a novel by the Norwegian author Knut Hamsun published in 1890. Extracts from the work had previously been published anonymously in the Danish magazine Ny Jord in 1888. The novel has been hailed as the literary opening of the 20th century and an outstanding example of modern, psychology-driven literature

Jane Eyre

The novel follows the story of Jane, a seemingly plain and simple girl as she battles through life's struggles. Jane has many obstacles in her life - her cruel and abusive Aunt Reed, the grim conditions at Lowood school, her love for Rochester, and Rochester's marriage to Bertha.

Marquis De Sade Justine or The Misfortunes Of Virtue (+18)

Justine or The Misfortunes of Virtue is a 1791 novel by Donatien Alphonse François de Sade, better known as the Marquis de Sade. Justine is set just before the French Revolution in France and tells the story of a young girl who goes under the name of Thérèse.

The Castle of Otranto

The Castle of Otranto is a book by Horace Walpole first published in 1764 and generally regarded as the first gothic novel. In the second edition, Walpole applied the word 'Gothic' to the novel in the subtitle – "A Gothic Story". The novel merged medievalism and terror in a style that has endured ever since.

The Castles of Athlin & Dunbayne - Highland

The Castles of Athlin and Dunboyne is a gothic novel by Ann Radcliffe, first published in London by Thomas Hookham in 1789.

The Italian - the Confessional of the Black Penitents

The Italian or the Confessional of the Black Penitents is a Gothic novel written by the English author Ann Radcliffe. It is the last book Radcliffe published during her lifetime.

The Mysteries of Udolpho

Elements of the Gothic novel include mystery and suspense, encounters with the supernatural, fear of the unknown, romance, and man's admiration of and struggle with the power and forces of nature.

The phantom of the opera

 The phantom of the opera tells the story of a masked figure who lurks beneath the catacombs of the Paris opera house, exercising a reign of terror over all who inhabit it.

The picture of Dorian Gray full version

The Picture of Dorian Gray is a Gothic and philosophical novel by Oscar Wilde, first published complete in the July 1890 issue of Lippincott's Monthly Magazine. Fearing the story was indecent, prior to publication the magazine's editor deleted roughly five hundred words without Wilde's knowledge.

The Romance of the Forest

The Romance of the Forest is a Gothic novel by Ann Radcliffe that was first published in 1791. It combines an air of mystery and suspense with an examination of the tension between hedonism and morality. The novel was her first major, popular success, going through four editions in its first three years.

The strange case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is a Gothic novella by Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson, first published in 1886. The work is also known as The Strange Case of Jekyll Hyde, Dr. Jekyll, and Mr. Hyde, or simply Jekyll and Hyde.

The Turn Of The Screw

The Turn of the Screw, Henry James' 1898 novella about a naive young governess and her desperate but misguided efforts to shield two children.

Wuthering Heights

The concept that almost every reader of Wuthering Heights focuses on is the passion-love of Catherine and Heathcliff, often to the exclusion of every other theme–this despite the fact that other kinds of love are presented and that Catherine dies halfway through the novel.

We used short descriptions from Wikipedia.

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