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Stranger Books

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After you’ve binged watched the new season of Stranger Things, why not give some strange books a try: GOTHIC. It’s not just a personal statement or architecture. The literary genre was first made famous by Horace Walpole’s  THE CASTLE OF OTRANTO in 1764.  It then became cemented in culture by Anne Radcliffe’s numerous writings at the end of that century.  19th century Gothic was reinterpreted by the infamous Poe and revived by more recognizable titles such as Shelley’s  FRANKENSTEIN, Stevenson’s DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE, and Emily Bronte’s WUTHERING HEIGHTS.  Characterized by strange, mysterious, or threatening settings, an exaggerated sense of the supernatural, clashes between the contemporary and the archaic, and packed with uncanny and sublime moments; Gothic literature is a perfect pairing to these chilling evenings.
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