Can You Name These Gothic Literature Titles?

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Gothic literature is usually defined by dark elements often involving something horrific or mysterious. Elements and characteristics of the Gothic genre include death, spirits or ghosts, haunted property and curses, and vampires. Stories in this genre are often described as spooky, disturbing, or morbid.

The first Gothic novel (The Castle of Otranto by Horace Walpole) was originally published in 1764, meaning that Gothic literature has been around for over two centuries, approaching three. Many Gothic stories are relevant today, with many of its characters becoming iconic in pop culture. How well do you know the stories? Can you name these Gothic literature titles?

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  1. [REDACTED] is a novel by [REDACTED], published in 1897. An epistolary novel, the narrative is related through letters, diary entries, and newspaper articles. It has no single protagonist, but opens with solicitor [REDACTED] taking a business trip to stay at the castle of a [REDACTED] nobleman, [REDACTED]
  2. It is the story of four seekers who arrive at a notoriously unfriendly pile called [REDACTED]. At first, their stay seems destined to be merely a spooky encounter with inexplicable phenomena. But [REDACTED] is gathering its powers—and soon it will choose one of them to make its own.
  3. [REDACTED] purported to be a translation of an Italian story of the time of the crusades. In it [REDACTED] attempted, as he declared in the Preface to the Second Edition, "to blend the two kinds of romance: the ancient and the modern." Crammed with invention, entertainment, terror, and pathos, the novel was an immediate success and [REDACTED] own favorite among his numerous works.
  4. Ancient, beautiful [REDACTED], between the rose garden and the sea, is the county's showpiece. [REDACTED] made it so - even a year after her death, [REDACTED] influence still rules there. How can [REDACTED] shy new bride ever fill her place or escape her vital shadow? A shadow that grows longer and darker as the brief summer fades, until, in a moment of climatic revelations, it threatens to eclipse [REDACTED] and its inhabitants completely...
  5. Combining elements of the Gothic horror novel and decadent French fiction, the book centers on a striking premise: As [REDACTED] sinks into a life of crime and gross sensuality, his body retains perfect youth and vigor while his recently painted portrait grows day by day into a hideous record of evil, which he must keep hidden from the world.
  6. The Modern Prometheus, also known as [REDACTED], is an 1818 novel written by English author [REDACTED]. [REDACTED] tells the story of a young scientist who creates a sapient creature in an unorthodox scientific experiment.
  7. [REDACTED] is an 1886 Gothic novella by Scottish author [REDACTED]. It follows [REDACTED], a London-based legal practitioner who investigates a series of strange occurrences between his old friend [REDACTED] and a murderous criminal named [REDACTED].
  8. Taking readers deep into a labyrinth of dark neurosis, [REDACTED] is a deliciously unsettling novel about a perverse, isolated, and possibly murderous family and the struggle that ensues when a cousin arrives at their estate.
  9. ADDITIONAL QUESTION: Which Gothic author had more than one of their works featured in this quiz?
  10. ADDITIONAL QUESTION: Which story is considered to be the first Gothic novel?

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