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Reading list: Halloween Book Bingo - Gothic Square

Created by: Murder by Death

Definition of Gothic literature: writing that employs dark and picturesque scenery, startling and melodramatic narrative devices, and an overall atmosphere of exoticism, mystery, and dread. Often, a Gothic novel or story will revolve around a large, ancient house that conceals a terrible secret or that serves as the refuge of an especially frightening and threatening character. Despite the fairly common use of this bleak motif, Gothic writers have also used supernatural elements, touches of romance, and well-known historical characters.

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Books: 64

1.
Window on the Square - Phyllis A. Whitney
Window on the Square
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2.
Wuthering Heights & Jane Eyre - Charlotte Brontë, Emily Brontë
Wuthering Heights & Jane Eyre
Note: Would also work for Dark and Stormy Night square.
3.
Rebecca - Daphne du Maurier
Rebecca
Note: Would also work for Dark and Stormy Night square.
4.
The Castle of Otranto - Horace Walpole
The Castle of Otranto
Note: Would also work for Dark and Stormy Night square.
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The Mysteries of Udolpho - Ann Radcliffe
The Mysteries of Udolpho
Note: Would also work for Dark and Stormy Night square.
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Northanger Abbey: The Illustrated Edition - Jane Austen, Henry Brock, C.E. Brock
Northanger Abbey: The Illustrated Edition
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The Oval Portrait - Allan Poe, Edgar
The Oval Portrait
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The Fall of the House of Usher - Edgar Allan Poe
The Fall of the House of Usher
Note: Would also work for Dark and Stormy Night square.
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The Picture of Dorian Gray and Other Writings - Oscar Wilde, Richard Ellmann
The Picture of Dorian Gray and Other Writings
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The Turn of the Screw and Other Short Fiction - Henry James
The Turn of the Screw and Other Short Fiction
Note: Would also work for Dark and Stormy Night square.
11.
Dracula - Bram Stoker
Dracula
Note: Would also work for Dark and Stormy Night square.
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The Moonflower - Phyllis A. Whitney
The Moonflower
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The Curse of the Kings - Victoria Holt
The Curse of the Kings
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The House of a Thousand Lanterns - Victoria Holt
The House of a Thousand Lanterns
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The Dark on the Other Side - Barbara Michaels, Elizabeth Peters
The Dark on the Other Side
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House of Many Shadows - Barbara Michaels
House of Many Shadows
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17.
This Rough Magic - Mary Stewart
This Rough Magic
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18.
Nine Coaches Waiting (Rediscovered Classics) - Sandra Brown, Mary Stewart
Nine Coaches Waiting (Rediscovered Classics)
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19.
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and Ot... - Robert Mighall, Robert Louis Stevenson
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and Other Tales of Terror
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Sanctuary: The Corrected Text - William Faulkner
Sanctuary: The Corrected Text
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21.
The Bride of Lammermoor - Walter Scott, J.H. Alexander, Kathryn Sutherland
The Bride of Lammermoor
Note: Would also work for Witches square and Dark and Stormy night square.
22.
The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins, Matthew Sweet
The Woman in White
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The Moonstone - Wilkie Collins, Sandra Kemp
The Moonstone
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Fanshawe - Nathaniel Hawthorne
Fanshawe
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Undine - Friedrich de la Motte Fouqué
Undine
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26.
The Devil's Elixirs - E.T.A. Hoffmann, Ronald Taylor
The Devil's Elixirs
Note: Would also work for:
Classic Horror square
Genre: Horror square
Dark and Stormy Night square
27.
The Sandman - E.T.A. Hoffman
The Sandman
Note: Would also work for:
Classic Horror square
Genre: Horror square
Dark and Stormy Night square
28.
A Long Fatal Love Chase - Louisa May Alcott
A Long Fatal Love Chase
Note: Would also work for:
Scary Woman Author square
Dark and Stormy Night square
29.
The Phantom of the Opera - Gaston Leroux, Alexander Teixeira de Mattos
The Phantom of the Opera
Note: Would also work for:
Classic Horror square
Genre: Horror square
Dark and Stormy Night square
30.
The Looking-Glass Portrait - Linda Hilton
The Looking-Glass Portrait
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31.
Seven Gothic Tales - Karen Blixen, Isak Dinesen
Seven Gothic Tales
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32.
The Lake of Dead Languages - Carol Goodman
The Lake of Dead Languages
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The Seance - John Harwood
The Seance
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Candles Burning - Tabitha King, Michael McDowell
Candles Burning
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All Fall Down - Christine Pope
All Fall Down
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The Winter Sea - Susanna Kearsley
The Winter Sea
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The Splendour Falls - Susanna Kearsley
The Splendour Falls
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Houses of Stone - Barbara Michaels
Houses of Stone
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The Visitor (Graveyard Queen) - Amanda Stevens
The Visitor (Graveyard Queen)
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Mistress of Mellyn - Victoria Holt
Mistress of Mellyn
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The Black Opal - Victoria Holt
The Black Opal
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Unnatural Creatures - Maria Dahvana Headley, Neil Gaiman
Unnatural Creatures
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Jamaica Inn - Daphne du Maurier
Jamaica Inn
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Frankenstein - Mary Shelley, Maurice Hindle
Frankenstein
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Titus Groan - Mervyn Peake
Titus Groan
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The Haunting of Alaizabel Cray - Chris Wooding
The Haunting of Alaizabel Cray
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The Monk - Matthew Lewis
The Monk
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The Vampyre and Other Tales of the Macabre - John William Polidori
The Vampyre and Other Tales of the Macabre
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Melmoth the Wanderer - Charles Robert Maturin, Victor Sage
Melmoth the Wanderer
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Uncle Silas - Victor Sage, Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
Uncle Silas
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In a Glass Darkly - Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
In a Glass Darkly
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Carmilla - Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
Carmilla
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Bleak House - Charles Dickens, Hablot Knight Browne, Nicola Bradbury
Bleak House
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The Mystery of Edwin Drood - Charles Dickens, David Paroissien
The Mystery of Edwin Drood
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The Devil's Pool - George Sand, Andrew Brown, Victoria Glendenning
The Devil's Pool
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Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil - John Berendt
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
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If Ever I Return, Pretty Peggy-O (Ballad Series #1... - Sharyn McCrumb
If Ever I Return, Pretty Peggy-O (Ballad Series #1)
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Garden Spells - Sarah Addison Allen
Garden Spells
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Jane Steele - Lyndsay Faye
Jane Steele
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The Strange Case of the Alchemist's Daughter - Theodora Goss
The Strange Case of the Alchemist's Daughter
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Elizabeth: A Novel of the Unnatural - Jonathan Janz, Ken Greenhall, Jessica Hamilton
Elizabeth: A Novel of the Unnatural
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Frenchman's Creek (VMC) - Daphne Du Maurier
Frenchman's Creek (VMC)
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Unsettled Spirits - J. Matthew Saunders
Unsettled Spirits
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Lost Island - Phyllis A. Whitney
Lost Island
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Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Walter Scott: "The Bride of Lammermoor" (ISBN 13: 9780140436563; 0140436561) -- would also work for "witches," as a witch-like "wise woman" is crucial to the plot.

And, like virtually every book on this list by a classic author (Walpole, Radcliffe, Stoker, Poe, Stevenson, Wilde, H. James, du Maurier, the Brontës, etc.), Scott's "Bride of Lammermoor" would also work for "Dark and Stormy Night" (as well as, most of them, of course for "Classic Horror").
Murder by Death
Added, and I think, updated the ones that need the DaSN mention. I've read an embarrassingly small number of these, so I don't actually know which of these work for other squares... :P
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
"Castle of Otranto," "Mysteries of Udolpho," "Oval Portrait," "Fall of the House of Usher," "Picture of Dorian Gray," "Turn of the Screw," "Dracula," and "Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde" all also work for both "Classic Horror" and "Genre: Horror."
Books, hockey, and a bucketful of snark
Great list, and if I wasn't trying to keep my re-reads to a minimum, I would be tempted to read Northanger Abbey along with The Mysteries of Udolpho which it skewered.
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
I know -- same here!
Murder by Death
I was really, really tempted to re-read Northanger Abbey, but I have a couple of unread books that qualify as gothic and I'm trying to be good. :P
SusannaG - Confessions of a Crazy Cat Lady
I'm tempted to reread Northanger Abbey, too - and I may do that. It's been a very long time indeed since I've read it - it would be very fresh.
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Does anyone know whether the rewrite by Val McDermid would qualify for any of the squares? I haven't read it, but I'm assuming they didn't pick a mystery / thriller writer for nothing, for this particular piece of the Austen Project?
Murder by Death
Ha! I have it in my TBR pile... I might have to check it out and see. Could be a sneaky compromise. :)
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Exactly ... :D (It's on my TBR as well!)
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Wilkie Collins: "The Woman in White" (ISBN 10: 0141439610; ISBN 13: 9780141439617) and "The Moonstone" (ISBN 10: 0140434089; ISBN 13: 9780140434088)
Isak Dinesen: "Seven Gothic Tales" (ISBN 10: 0141187190; ISBN 13: 9780141187198)
Murder by Death
Added. Forgetting the Moonstone is just embarrassing, seeing as it's my Gothic read for bingo. :P
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Well, in the interim I thought of the other one I was going to suggest for "Gothic," and it's at least as embarrassing, since I specifically even asked MM / OBP about it -- Gaston Leroux: "The Phantom of the Opera" (ISBN 13: 9780060809249; ISBN 10: 0060809248) ... which also works for "Classic Horror," "Genre: Horror," and "Dark and Stormy Nights."
Murder by Death
Almost missed this one - got it. :)
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Thank you!
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Some more:
Nathaniel Hawthorne: "Fanshawe" (ISBN 10: 1907727787; ISBN 13: 9781907727788)
Friedrich de la Motte Fouqué: "Undine" (ISBN 13: 9780946626571; ISBN 10: 094662657X)
E.T.A. Hoffmann: "The Devil's Elixirs" (ISBN 13: 9781847490841; ISBN 10: 1847490840) and "The Sandman" (ISBN 13: 9781447405818; ISBN 10: 1447405811) -- both would also work for "Classic Horror," "Genre: Horror," and "Dark and Stormy Night."
Louisa May Alcott: "A Long, Fatal Love Chase" (ISBN 13: 9780440223016; ISBN 10: 0440223016) -- which works for "Dark and Stormy Night," too, and also makes Ms. Alcott a "Scary Woman Author"! (As does "Seven Gothic Tales" for Isak Dinesen, above, incidentally.)
Murder by Death
Added. :)
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Thanks! :)
Nighttime Reading Center
It might work here:
Book: Twisted
Author: Lola Smirnova
Published January 26, 2014 by
Publisher: Quickfox Publishing
ASIN B00I2DFEOO
Edition Language: English
Series: Twisted #1
Lora's Rants and Reviews
Neil Gaiman's Unnatural Creatures was listed on Goodreads as Gothic, so I'm going for that one.
Murder by Death
Added! :)
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
"Seven Gothic Tales" is on the list twice ... (and I think it's my fault both times -- guess that means I better finally get around to reading it! :) )

Matthew Lewis's "The Monk" also qualifies as gothic, however, I think.

Some more:

John William Polidori - "The Vampyre" -- obviously also for "Vampires", in case it's not on that list already.
Charles Maturin - "Melmoth the Wanderer"
Sheridan Le Fanu - "Uncle Silas", "In a Glass Darkly", "Carmilla" (the latter also for "Vampires")

All of the above also qualify for "classic horror", to the extent they're not already listed there.

Gothic but not necessarily also "horror": Charles Dickens, "The Mystery of Edwin Drood" and "Bleak House".
Murder by Death
Added (and removed)! :)
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
You're a star!
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Commenting on BT's status update on "Indiana" (http://brokentune.booklikes.com/post/1592151/indiana-progress-update-i-ve-read-15), it occurs to me that Sand's "La mare au diable" ("The Devil's Pool" -- ISBN 9781843911050) would fit this square as well -- and also "In the Dark, Dark Woods".
Murder by Death
Added! :) (And thanks of hunting down the ISBN - BL search is a bit slow today and the isbn results come back much faster.)
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Well, now that I'm done compiling the basic list(s) I can spend that little extra time again ... :D

Finding in-print versions of that particular book and navigating the various titles under which it's been translated genuinely can be a bitch, though, and that really was the last thing I'd have wanted you to go through ... at least on a book where I *knew* from experience it was bound to happen if you didn't have an ISBN to work with.
Book Stripping Blog
Do these fit in here?

- Stalking Jack the Ripper Series by Kerri Maniscalco
- Dr. Greta Helsing Series by Vivian Shaw
- Slade House by David Mitchell
Murder by Death
I've not read any of them, but hopefully someone will chime in with a yay or nay.
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Books from Halloween Bingo 2018 participant reading plan lists posted to date:

Unsettled Spirits by J. Matthew Saunders (9780986333194)
Jane Steele by Lyndsay Faye (9780425283202)
The Lost Island by Phyllis Whitney (9781504047319)
The Strange Case of the Alchemists Daughter by Theodora Goss (9781534409637)
Murder by Death
9780986333194 and 9781504047319 aren't in the db. On list via title search.
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
More books from the participants' reading plan lists -- including unassigned / "free square" / "wild card" books that would fit this category:

Elizabeth by Ken Greenhall (9781943910670)
Frenchman's Creek by Daphne Du Maurier (9780349006598)
Murder by Death
Added.

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