You can find an alternative cover edition for this ISBN here and here n nA rich selection of background and source materials is provided in three areas Contexts includes probable inspirations for Dracula in the earlier works of James Malcolm Rymer and Emily Gerard Also included are a discussion of

Jane Eyre

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Frankenstein: The 1818 Text

Mary Shelley s seminal novel of the scientist whose creation becomes a monster n nThis edition is the original 1818 text, which preserves the hard hitting and politically charged aspects of Shelley s original writing, as well as her unflinching wit and strong female voice This edition also includes a

The Woman in White

In one moment, every drop of blood in my body was brought to a stop There, as if it had that moment sprung out of the earth, stood the figure of a solitary Woman, dressed from head to foot in white n nThe Woman in White famously opens with Walter Hartright s eerie encounter on a moonlit London ro

Wuthering Heights

You can find the redesigned cover of this edition HERE n nThis best selling Norton Critical Edition is based on the 1847 first edition of the novel For the Fourth Edition, the editor has collated the 1847 text with several modern editions and has corrected a number of variants, including accidentals

The Mysteries of Udolpho

With The Mysteries of Udolpho, Ann Radcliffe raised the Gothic romance to a new level and inspired a long line of imitators Portraying her heroine s inner life, creating a thick atmosphere of fear, and providing a gripping plot that continues to thrill readers today, The Mysteries of Udolpho is the

Uncle Silas

One of the most significant and intriguing Gothic novels of the Victorian period and is enjoyed today as a modern psychological thriller In UNCLE SILAS 1864 Le Fanu brought up to date Mrs Radcliffe s earlier tales of virtue imprisoned and menaced by unscrupulous schemers The narrator, Maud Ruthy

Northanger Abbey

Jane Austen s first novel published posthumously in 1818 tells the story of Catherine Morland and her dangerously sweet nature, innocence, and sometime self delusion Though Austen s fallible heroine is repeatedly drawn into scrapes while vacationing at Bath and during her subsequent visit to Northa

The Monk

He now saw himself stained with the most loathed and monstrous sins, the object of universal execration doomed to perish in tortures the most severe n nShocking, erotic and violent, The Monk is the story of Ambrosio, torn between his spiritual vows and the temptations of physical pleasure His i

Lady Audley's Secret

Bigamy, child abandonment, deception, theft, murder, and insanity all take part of Mary Elizabeth Braddon s novel Her over the top drama was one of the most popular novels of the mid 1800s and provides an interesting portrayal of both class and gender issues as they intersect within the domestic s

The Tenant of Wildfell Hall

Note Editions of The Tenant that start with You must go back with me are incomplete Actual opening line of the novel is To J Halford, Esq Dear Halford, when we were together last n nThis is the story of a woman s struggle for independence Helen Graham has returned to Wildfell Hall i

The Castle of Otranto

First published pseudonymously in 1764, The Castle of Otranto purported to be a translation of an Italian story of the time of the crusades In it Walpole 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 inv


With her final novel, Villette, Charlotte Bront reached the height of her artistic power First published in 1853, Villette is Bront s most accomplished and deeply felt work, eclipsing even Jane Eyre in critical acclaim Her narrator, the autobiographical Lucy Snowe, flees England and a tragic pas