Archives by Tag 'Gothic'

Review: ‘The Woman in White’ by Wilkie Collins

By oldenglishrose - Last updated: Thursday, October 21, 2010

Title: The Woman in White Author: Wilkie Collins Published: Penguin,1974, pp. 648 Genre: Classic mystery fiction Blurb: Wilkie Collins’ sixth novel took the fashionable world by storm on its appearance in 1860 when everything from dances to dresses was named after the ‘woman in white’.  Its continuing power to fascinate stems in part from a distinctive [...]

Review: ‘The Thirteenth Tale’ by Diane Setterfield

By oldenglishrose - Last updated: Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Title: The Thirteenth Tale Author: Diane Setterfield Published: Orion, 2007, pp. 470 Genre: Historical gothic mystery Blurb: Angelfield House stands abandoned and forgotten.  It was once the imposing home of the March family – fascinating, manipulative Isabelle, Charlie, her brutal and dangerous brother, and the wild, untamed twins, Emmeline and Adeline.  But Angelfield House conceals [...]

Review: ‘The Little Stranger’ by Sarah Waters

By oldenglishrose - Last updated: Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Title: The Little Stranger Author: Sarah Waters Published:Virago, 2010, pp. 501 Genre: Historical gothic fiction Blurb: In a dusty post-war summer in rural Warwickshire, a doctor is called to a patient at lonely Hundreds Hall.  Home to the Ayres family for over two centuries, the Georgian house, once grand and handsome, is now in decline, [...]

Review: ‘The Shadow of the Wind’ by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

By oldenglishrose - Last updated: Friday, August 20, 2010

Barcelona, 1945-just after the war, a great world city lies in shadow, nursing its wounds, and a boy named Daniel awakes on his eleventh birthday to find that he can no longer remember his mother’s face. To console his only child, Daniel’s widowed father, an antiquarian book dealer, initiates him into the secret of the [...]