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This is an auction for THREE GOTHIC NOVELS.

They are:

* THE CASTLE OF OTRANTO by Horace Walpole

* VATHEK by William Beckford


* FRANKENSTEIN by Mary Shelley. review:

"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 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, combines Gothic romanticism with the vivacity of The Arabian Nights.

*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."

A review of FRANKESTEIN in '500 Great Books by Women':

"After being rescued from an iceberg, Dr Frankenstein relates his autobiography to the ship's captain, complete with descriptions of his idyllic childhood and passionate cries of regret that not even his love for Elizabeth could control his fanatic ambition. Dr Frankenstein has been consumed by his desire to create a living creature. When he reaches his goal, he perceives his creation as a monster, regrets his work, and abandons it. We also hear the poignant voice of the monster as he describes the spurning and physical attacks he has endured because of his ugliness; his pain and loneliness; how he learns to love; how he finally finds and tries to make peace with his maker. A story within a story, Frankenstein is a subtle and ironic prophecy that raises the question of who is the monster in this story."

Penguin paperback 1986.

505 pages.

Very good condition.

The cost of shipping is $3.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston North following the auction.

Payment within seven days, please.

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