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Gothic Tales [electronic resource]
Gothic Tales [electronic resource]
Gaskell, Elizabeth2000
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'Disappearances', inspired by local legends of mysterious vanishings, mixes gossip and fact; 'Lois the Witch', a novella based on an account of the Salem witch hunts, shows how sexual desire and jealousy lead to hysteria; while in 'The Old Nurse's Story' a mysterious child roams the freezing Northumberland moors. Whether darkly surreal, such as 'The Poor Clare', where an evil doppelgänger is formed by a woman's bitter curse, or mischievous like 'Curious, if True', a playful reworking of fairy tales, all the stories in this volume form a stark contrast to the social realism of Gaskell's novels, revealing a darker and more unsettling style of writing.
Imprint:
[Place of publication not identified] : Penguin, 2000
Collation:
1 online resource (1 text file)
ISBN:
9780141904948
Language:
English
BRN:
3031133
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