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Novels Horace Walpole, The Castle of Otranto (1764) William Beckford, Vathek (1786) Matthew Lewis, The Monk (1796) Ann Radcliffe, The Italian (1797) Mary Shelley, Frankenstein (1818) Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey (1818) Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights (1847) Robert Louis Stevenson, Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (1886) Bram Stoker, Dracula (1897) Susan Hill, The Woman in Black (1983) Poetry Samuel Taylor Coleridge, “Christabel” (1816) John Keats, “La Belle Dame sans Merci” (1820) Edgar Allan Poe, “The Raven”, (1845) Christina Rossetti, “Goblin Market” (1862) The Gothic Imagination: a Reader 1 Horace Walpole From The Castle of 0tranto (I764) This is widely considered the first truly gothic novel. The nightmarish fear of being chased by a demonical character (Manfred) is powerfully captured here, and the setting and descriptive detail are definitively gothic. The lower part of the castle was hollowed into several intricate cloisters; and it was not easy for one under so much anxiety to find the d...