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The Castle of Otranto (Version 2)

Read by Thomas A. Copeland

Horace Walpole

The Castle of Otranto is regarded as the first Gothic novel, a genre appealing to a taste for terror and set in a remote past when prodigies…

Our Lady of the Pillar

Read by Leni

José Maria De Eça De Queirós and José Maria de Eça de Queirós

A ghost story and love story all at once, set in medieval Portugal. Don Ruy is in love with Dona Leonor, but her husband has guessed his fee…

Two Supernatural Stories

Read by Newgatenovelist

Perceval Landon

Perceval Landon was a journalist and short story author, and in these two tales he explored the supernatural. In ‘Railhead’, a man receives …

The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner (Version 2)

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James Hogg

An early example of a psychological mystery and modern crime fiction, The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner details the …

Adelgitha; or, The Fruits of a Single Error

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Matthew Lewis

The second original tragedy written by Gothic writer Matthew Lewis, Adelgitha; or, The Fruits of a Single Error is a markedly more serious a…

Portrait Of A Man With Red Hair; A Romantic Macabre

Read by David Wales

Hugh Walpole

Is the father insane or merely sadistic, a man entombed in a spirit of malevolence? This 1925 novel by a perceptive observer explores the te…

The City of Dreadful Night and Other Poems

Read by MoonLylith

James Thomson

While primarily known for being pessimistic, the poetry of James Thomson (1834-1882) is also beautiful and psychologically complex. This 190…

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In The Italian

Read by Elizabeth Klett

Ann Radcliffe

The love story between a nobleman and a beautiful lady whom he meets in church leads both of them to unexpected places, as many people would…

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