Books about Gothic

  1. Anne Rice's The Vampire Lestat: A Graphic Novel

    by Faye Perozich
    An epic gothic tale of a vampire's journey through darkness and immortality.

    Collected for the first time, here are the twelve extraordinary illustrated volumes that form the graphic novel of THE VAMPIRE LESTAT. Evocative full-color paintings and an artful abridgment of the ... (Goodreads)

  2. The Shining

    by Stephen King
    A family's descent into madness, haunted by ghosts and terror in a remote hotel.

    Jack Torrance's new job at the Overlook Hotel is the perfect chance for a fresh start. As the off-season caretaker at the atmospheric old hotel, he'll have plenty of time to spend reconnecting with ... (Goodreads)

  3. Carmilla

    by J. Sheridan Le Fanu
    Gothic horror novella following a young woman's mysterious encounter with a female vampire.

    Le Fanu presents the story as part of the casebook of Dr. Hesselius, whose departures from medical orthodoxy rank him as the first occult detective in literature. , Laura, the teenage protagonist, ... (Wikipedia)

  4. The Mummy

    by Anne Rice
    A young woman's quest to uncover the secrets of an ancient Egyptian tomb, risking her life to save her loved ones.

    Henry murders his uncle Lawrence with a poison found in the mummy's tomb. When Henry tries to poison Julie in the same manner, Ramses comes to life and attempts to kill Henry, but succeeds only in ... (Wikipedia)

  5. The Pit and the Pendulum - an Edgar Allan Poe Short Story

    by Edgar Allan Poe
    A man is sentenced to death by a cruel Spanish Inquisition, and struggles against insurmountable odds to survive.

    The unnamed narrator is brought to trial before sinister judges of the Spanish Inquisition . Poe provides no explanation of why he is there or of the charges on which he is being tried. Before him ... (Wikipedia)

  6. The Black Cat

    by Edgar Allan Poe
    A man's descent into madness and guilt, upon committing a heinous act.

    One of Edgar Allan Poe's most memorable stories. The tale centers on two matters, a black cat and the deterioration of a man. The man is one who enjoyed family life with his wife and numerous pets, ... (Goodreads)

  7. The Complete Stories and Poems

    by Edgar Allan Poe
    A collection of dark and mysterious stories and poems, exploring the depths of the human condition.

    This single volume brings together all of Poe's stories and poems, and illuminates the diverse and multifaceted genius of one of the greatest and most influential figures in American literary ... (Barnes & Noble)

  8. The Raven and Other Poems

    by Edgar Allan Poe
    A collection of dark, gothic poems, exploring the depths of the human psyche.

    A chilling, thrilling collection of Edgar Allan Poe's poetry, introduced by best-selling author Philip Pullman The Raven . . . Annabel Lee . . . Ulalume . . . these are some of the spookiest, most ... (Goodreads)

  9. Twilight

    by Stephenie Meyer
    A teenage girl's journey of love and self-discovery, as she finds her place in the world.

    Bella Swan is a seventeen-year-old introvert girl who moved from Phoenix, Arizona to Forks, Washington on the Olympic Peninsula to live with her father, Charlie Swan , the town's police chief. Her ... (Wikipedia)

  10. Asylum

    by Madeleine Roux
    A group of teenagers attend a summer program at an abandoned asylum, but soon discover the dark secrets hidden within its walls.

    Asylum is a thrilling and creepy photo-novel perfect for fans of the New York Times bestseller Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children . For sixteen-year-old Dan Crawford, New Hampshire College ... (Goodreads)

  11. Dracula

    by Bram Stoker
    A vampire lord terrorizes Transylvania, threatening the lives of those he encounters.

    You can find an alternative cover edition for this ISBN, here, and, here,. A rich selection of background and source materials is provided in three areas: Contexts includes probable inspirations for ... (Goodreads)

  12. Titus Groan

    by Mervyn Peake
    A young man's rise to power in a decaying castle, amidst a backdrop of a decaying world.

    The novel begins as the imperious and ritual-driven servant Mr. Flay seeks to tell someone new of the birth of an heir to the House of Groan in a remote part of the sprawling castle of Gormenghast. A ... (Wikipedia)

  13. Gormenghast

    by Mervyn Peake
    A darkly humorous fantasy epic of a crumbling castle and its eccentric inhabitants.

    Titus Groan is seven years old. Lord and heir to the crumbling castle Gormenghast. A gothic labyrinth of roofs and turrets, cloisters and corridors, stairwells and dungeons, it is also the cobwebbed ... (Goodreads)

  14. The Gormenghast Novels

    by Mervyn Peake
    A gothic fantasy series set in the sprawling castle of Gormenghast, following the lives of its eccentric inhabitants.

    A doomed lord, an emergent hero, and a dazzling array of bizarre creatures inhabit the magical world of the Gormenghast novels which, along with Tolkien's Lord of the Rings , reign as one of the ... (Goodreads)

  15. The Complete Phantom of the Opera

    by George C. Perry
    A tale of unrequited love, jealousy, and tragedy in the Paris Opera House.

    This is the lavishly illustrated, definitive account of The Phantom of the Opera , tracing the Phantom legend from its origins in historical fact through Gaston Leroux's heartrending classic novel ... (Goodreads)

  16. The Monk

    by Matthew Gregory Lewis
    A young monk's descent into moral corruption and his struggle to redeem himself.

    The Monk has two main plotlines. The first concerns the corruption and downfall of the monk Ambrosio, and his interactions with the demon in disguise Matilda and the virtuous maiden Antonia. The ... (Wikipedia)

  17. The Dunwich Horror and Others

    by H.P. Lovecraft
    Collection of horror stories exploring fear, dread and the unknown.

    Contents: ix · H.P. Lovecraft and His Work · August Derleth · in 10 · In the Vault · ss The Tryout Nov ’25; Weird Tales Apr ’32 19 · Pickman’s Model · ss Weird Tales Oct ’27 33 · The Rats in the ... (Goodreads)

  18. The Fall of the House of Usher - an Edgar Allan Poe Short Story

    by Edgar Allan Poe
    A man's descent into madness as he visits an ominous estate, beset by death and horror.

    The story begins with the unnamed narrator arriving at the house of his friend, Roderick Usher, having received a letter from him in a distant part of the country complaining of an illness and asking ... (Wikipedia)

  19. More Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark

    by Alvin Schwartz
    A collection of spooky tales that will make you shiver with fright.

    All those who enjoyed shuddering their way through Alvin Schwartz's first volume of Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark will find a satisfyingly spooky sequel in this new collection of the macabre, the ... (Goodreads)

  20. The Secret Rooms: A True Gothic Mystery

    by Catherine Bailey
    A historical investigation into the secrets of the 9th Duke of Rutland, who locked away his family's documents for decades.

    When the 9th Duke of Rutland died alone in the cramped family archives on April 21, 1940, his son and heir, Charles, ordered the room sealed. Sixty years later, Catherine Bailey became one of the ... (Goodreads)

  21. The Queen of the Damned

    by Anne Rice
    A vampire queen's quest to restore the vampires to power and uncover the secrets of the past.

    Librarian's note: An alternate cover edition can be found, here, In 1976, a uniquely seductive world of vampires was unveiled in the now-classic Interview with the Vampire . . . in 1985, a wild and ... (Goodreads)

  22. The Vampire Lestat

    by Anne Rice
    A vampire's exploration of his immortality and the secrets of the world of the undead.

    Set in the late 18th century to the late 1980s, the story follows the 200-year-long life of the vampire Lestat de Lioncourt, and his rise from humble beginnings as impoverished nobility in the ... (Wikipedia)

  23. Books of Blood, Volume Two

    by Clive Barker
    A collection of horror stories that explore the darkest corners of the human psyche, blurring the lines between reality and nightmare.

    Alternate Cover Edition of ISBN 9780425087398 To a surgeon, cutting into the human body is an art. Muscle and flesh are his canvas, the scalpel his tool. He studies the composition of the organs – ... (Goodreads)

  24. Horrorstör

    by Grady Hendrix
    A group of employees battle supernatural forces in a haunted Scandinavian furniture store.

    Something strange is happening at the Orsk furniture superstore in Cleveland, Ohio. Every morning, employees arrive to find broken Kjerring bookshelves, shattered Glans water goblets, and smashed ... (Goodreads)

  25. Anno Dracula

    by Kim Newman
    Vampires take charge of the British Empire, with a vampire detective uncovering a conspiracy.

    It is 1888 and Queen Victoria has remarried, taking as her new consort Vlad Tepes, the Wallachian Prince infamously known as Count Dracula. Peppered with familiar characters from Victorian history ... (Goodreads)

  26. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Other Stories

    by Washington Irving
    A collection of classic tales of supernatural events and eerie happenings in a small town.

    In The Sketch-Book (1820-21), Irving explores the uneasy relationship of an American writer to English literary traditions. In two sketches, he experiments with tales transplanted from Europe, ... (Goodreads)

  27. Lost Souls

    by Poppy Z. Brite
    A dark journey into the supernatural world, exploring the depths of horror and death.

    At a club in Missing Mile, N.C., the children of the night gather, dressed in black, looking for acceptance. Among them are Ghost, who sees what others do not. Ann, longing for love, and Jason, whose ... (Goodreads)

  28. Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas

    by Tim Burton
    Jack Skellington, the Pumpkin King, discovers Christmas Town and decides to take over the holiday. Chaos ensues.

    Halloween Town is a fantasy world filled with various monsters and supernatural beings associated with the holiday. Jack Skellington , respected by the citizens as the "Pumpkin King", leads them in ... (Wikipedia)

  29. The Woman in Black

    by Susan Hill
    A Victorian lawyer is tasked with investigating a mysterious and frightening ghost.

    The novel is narrated by Arthur Kipps, the young lawyer who formerly worked for Mr. Bentley. One Christmas Eve he is at home with his wife Esme and four stepchildren, who are sharing ghost stories. ... (Wikipedia)

  30. Exquisite Corpse

    by Poppy Z. Brite
    An exploration of love, sex, and death through the lives of four interconnected characters.

    The novel unfolds in alternating chapters from the points of view of the four main characters. Andrew Compton, a convicted serial killer (based on serial killer Dennis Nilsen ), escapes his UK prison ... (Wikipedia)

  31. The Complete Tales and Poems

    by Edgar Allan Poe
    A collection of Poe's haunting tales and melancholic poems, exploring the depths of human psyche and the macabre.

    A Complete Collection of Classic Poe Collected here is the ultimate Kindle edition of the complete works of Edgar Allan Poe—all of his tales and poems in one convenient, easy-to-use volume at a ... (Goodreads)

  32. The Bachman Books

    by Richard Bachman
    Four short horror stories exploring themes of justice, revenge and mortality.

    Omnibus collection of four early Bachman novels (Rage, The Long Walk, Roadwork, The Running Man) and the essay "Why I Was Bachman" ... (Goodreads)

  33. An Ice Cold Grave

    by Charlaine Harris
    A murder investigation leads to dark secrets of a small town, with supernatural forces at play.

    Hired to find a boy gone missing in Doraville, North Carolina, Harper Connelly and her brother Tolliver head there, only to discover that the boy was the only one left of several who had disappeared ... (Goodreads)

  34. The Complete Works of Edgar Allan Poe

    by Edgar Allan Poe
    Collection of stories, poems, and essays by Poe that explore death, despair, and terror.

    The foremost and most energetic in instituting this search was the bosom friend of Mr. Shuttleworthy, a Mr. Charles Goodfellow, or, as he was universally called, Charley Goodfellow, or Old Charley ... (Barnes & Noble)

  35. The Masque of the Red Death - an Edgar Allan Poe Short Story

    by Edgar Allan Poe
    A prince and his courtiers attempt to outwit death, only to be brought to their ultimate end.

    The story takes place at the castellated abbey of the "happy and dauntless and sagacious" Prince Prospero. Prospero and 1,000 other nobles have taken refuge in this walled abbey to escape the Red ... (Wikipedia)

  36. Jamaica Inn

    by Daphne du Maurier
    A young woman's unraveling of dark secrets in a remote and mysterious Cornish inn.

    Mary Yellan, 23 years old, was brought up on a farm in Helford . After her mother's death, Mary goes to live with her only surviving relative: her mother's sister, Patience Merlyn, in a coaching inn ... (Wikipedia)

  37. My Cousin Rachel

    by Daphne du Maurier
    A young man's journey of suspicion and intrigue, searching for the truth about his mysterious cousin.

    Ambrose Ashley is the owner of a large country estate on the Cornish coast and has been guardian to his orphaned cousin Philip since he was three years old. On Sundays, Philip's godfather , Nick ... (Wikipedia)

  38. The Fall of the House of Usher and Other Tales

    by Edgar Allan Poe
    Gothic horror stories exploring the dark side of the human psyche.

    The eerie tales of Edgar Allan Poe, from the 1830s and 40s, remain among the most brilliant and influential works in American literature. Some of the celebrated tales contained in this unique volume ... (Goodreads)

  39. 1922

    by Stephen King
    A farmer's confession of murdering his wife leads to a series of haunting events that unravel his life.

    The chilling novella featured in Stephen King’s bestselling collection Full Dark, No Stars, 1922 – about a man who succumbs to the violence within – is now available as a stand-alone publication. I ... (Goodreads)

  40. Circus of the Damned

    by Laurell K. Hamilton
    A dark, supernatural tale about a powerful vampire and a psychic detective.

    In Circus of the Damned-now in trade paperback for the first time-a rogue master vampire hits town, and Anita gets caught in the middle of an undead turf war. Jean-Claude, the Master Vamp of the ... (Goodreads)

  41. The Shadow over Innsmouth

    by H.P. Lovecraft
    Unveiling the hidden secrets of an isolated coastal town, confronting an ancient evil.

    The narrator explains how he instigated a secret investigation of the ruined town of Innsmouth , Massachusetts , — a former seaport isolated from other nearby towns by vast salt marshes — by the U.S. ... (Wikipedia)

  42. Blood And Gold

    by Anne Rice
    A vampire's journey of revenge, ambition and desire for redemption.

    The book begins with an ancient vampire of Nordic descent awaking after being frozen in a block of ice for hundreds of years. The vampire, Thorne, meets Marius de Romanus and inquires about Marius' ... (Wikipedia)

  43. Books of Blood, Volume One

    by Clive Barker
    A collection of horror stories exploring the depths of the darkest realms of human imagination.

    The Books of Blood combine the ordinary with the extraordinary while radiating the eroticism that has become Barker's signature. Weaving tales of the everyday world transformed into an unrecognizable ... (Goodreads)

  44. Black Butler, Vol. 1

    by Yana Toboso
    An orphaned boy teams up with a demonic butler to avenge his parents’ deaths.

    Just a stone's throw from London lies the manor house of the illustrious Phantomhive earldom and its master, one Ciel Phantomhive. Earl Phantomhive is a giant in the world of commerce, Queen ... (Barnes & Noble)

  45. Nevermore

    by Kelly Creagh
    A gothic romance between a cheerleader and a mysterious boy who may be the reincarnation of Edgar Allan Poe.

    And the raven, never flitting, still is sitting, still is sitting, On the pallid bust of Pallas just above my chamber door;, And his eyes have all the seeming of a demon's that is dreaming,, And the ... (Barnes & Noble)

  46. Seed

    by Ania Ahlborn
    A family moves to a remote farm to start anew, but the land has a dark history that threatens to consume them.

    Fans of Stephen King, Jack Kilborn, and Blake Crouch… prepare to meet the Devil. In the vine-twisted swamps of Louisiana, the shadows have teeth. Jack Winter has spent his entire life running from ... (Goodreads)

  47. Vittorio, The Vampire

    by Anne Rice
    Vittorio, a young Italian nobleman, becomes a vampire and struggles with his newfound immortality and thirst for blood.

    In the twentieth century, from his castle in the northern part of Tuscany , Vittorio writes the tragic tale of his life. In 1450, Vittorio di Raniari is a sixteen-year-old Italian nobleman, when his ... (Wikipedia)

  48. The Historian

    by Elizabeth Kostova
    An adventurous search for the truth behind Dracula's legend, spanning centuries.

    The Historian interweaves the history and folklore of Vlad Țepeș , a 15th-century prince of Wallachia known as "Vlad the Impaler", and his fictional equivalent Count Dracula together with the story ... (Wikipedia)

  49. Fragments of Horror

    by Junji Ito
    A collection of short horror stories that will leave you feeling disturbed and unsettled.

    The book is a collection of eight short stories: Prior to the publication of Fragments of Horror , Junji Ito had not written horror manga for eight years; his last published collection in the genre ... (Wikipedia)

  50. The Tomb and Other Tales

    by H.P. Lovecraft
    A collection of short horror stories that explore the depths of human fear and the unknown.

    The Tomb and other Tales- ... (Goodreads)

  51. American Vampire, Vol. 1

    by Scott Snyder
    An epic adventure of horror and suspense, exploring the dark secrets of a new breed of vampire.

    The series explores notions of vampire evolution and traces the bloodline of a new kind of vampire, , an American species, with new powers and characteristics, through various decades of American ... (Wikipedia)

  52. The Rest Falls Away

    by Colleen Gleason
    Victorian-era debutante by day, vampire hunter by night. The first in a series of paranormal romance novels.

    Beneath the glitter of dazzling nineteenth century London Society lurks a bloodthirsty evil… Vampires have always lived among them, quietly attacking unsuspecting debutantes and dandified lords as ... (Goodreads)

  53. Vampire Kisses

    by Ellen Schreiber
    A young teen's romance with a mysterious vampire in a small town.

    In her small town, dubbed "Dullsville," sixteen-year-old Raven — a vampire-crazed goth-girl — is an outcast. But not for long... The intriguing and rumored-to-be haunted mansion on top of Benson Hill ... (Goodreads)

  54. Suffer the Children

    by John Saul
    A small town is haunted by a mysterious force that threatens the lives of its children.

    After a young girl is murdered one hundred years earlier in Port Arbello prior to the beginning of the novel, the one responsible comes back and begins taking out more children, one by one. As people ... (Wikipedia)

  55. Ghost Story

    by Peter Straub
    Four elderly men gather to confront a supernatural entity that has haunted them since their youth.

    In life, not every sin goes unpunished. GHOST STORY For four aging men in the terror-stricken town of Milburn, New York, an act inadvertently carried out in their youth has come back to haunt them. ... (Goodreads)

  56. Hellsing, Vol. 03

    by Kohta Hirano
    The Hellsing Organization battles against a group of Nazi vampires and their leader, the Major.

    What's left of the Hellsing crew and their new team of hired bodyguards have traveled to South American to investigate the Millennium threat. ... (Goodreads)

  57. Silent on the Moor

    by Deanna Raybourn
    Lady Julia Grey investigates a mysterious death on the desolate Yorkshire moors, facing danger and dark secrets.

    Come back to the intriguing world of Lady Julia Grey in the beloved historical mystery series from, New York Times, bestselling author Deanna Raybourn. Despite his admonitions to stay away, Lady ... (Barnes & Noble)

  58. Godchild, Volume 01

    by Kaori Yuki
    A gothic tale of a young earl, Cain, who is rumored to be cursed and his quest to uncover the truth behind his family's dark secrets.

    Set during the late Victorian era in London, the series focuses on its eponymous protagonist Cain C. Hargreaves (,カイン・C・ハーグリーヴス,, Kain Shĩ Hāgurīvuzu,) ,[nb 1], the seventeen-year-old son of Alexis ... (Wikipedia)

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