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Three Gothic Novels
By Mario Praz (introduced by) and Peter Fairclough
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Penguin Classics
Publication date December 1, 1968
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780140430363
ISBN-10 0140430369
Dimensions 0.75 by 4.25 by 7.25 in.
Weight 0.50 lbs.
Original list price $15.00
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: Walpole's The Castle of Otranto, Beckford's Vathek, and Shelley's Frankenstein

The Gothic novel, which flourished from about 1765 until 1825, revels in the horrible and the supernatural, in suspense and exotic settings. This volume, with its erudite introduction by Mario Praz, presents three of the most celebrated Gothic novels: The Castle of Otranto, published pseudonymously in 1765, is one of the first of the genre and the most truly Gothic of the three. Vathek (1786), an oriental tale by an eccentric millionaire, exotically combines Gothic romanticism with the vivacity of The Arabian Nights and is a narrative tour de force. The story of Frankenstein (1818) and the monster he created is as spine-chilling today as it ever was; as in all Gothic novels, horror is the keynote.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

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With Mario Praz (other contributor) | from Penguin Classics (December 1, 1968)
9780140430363 | details & prices | 4.25 × 7.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.50 lbs | List price $15.00
About: Walpole's The Castle of Otranto, Beckford's Vathek, and Shelley's FrankensteinThe Gothic novel, which flourished from about 1765 until 1825, revels in the horrible and the supernatural, in suspense and exotic settings.

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