Gothic Literature

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Dark Side of the Net: Dark, Gothic and Vampire Communities and Groups.
This non-academic site lists many sites on Goth life style; Gothic interests, identities, fantasies, shops; and groups, which you may join. Fun to explore.

Dark Side of the World: Gothic Regional Resources.
Geographic list of Gothic groups. Scroll down to North American Regions or North American States.

Fantastic Fiction.
Though a commerical site sellng books, it has useful information on major and minor authors, who can be searched for by alphabetical list or by name.  Author entries include a brief biography, links to e-texts, bibliography, and perhaps a critical comment or two.

A Glossary of Literary Gothic Terms.
The definitions, which consist of paragraphs, range from ancestral curse and anti-Catholicism through masochism and mist to werewolf and witches.  The topis listed may give you ideas to explore for your paper.

The Gothic Literature Page: The English Gothic Novel from 1764-1820.
This commerical site for Zittaw Press provides links to Gothic Websties, brief discussions of the Gothic cannon, historic Gothic publishing, and Ann Radcliffe, and summaries of novels it publishes.

The Gothic: Materials for Study.
Brief discussions of Individual and Social Psychologies of the Gothic, Female Gothic, The Gothic and the Supernatural, and Gothic Drama.  Be prepared for some frustrations, however, as many of the links are not accessible to "outsiders."

A Guide to Supernatural Fiction
Created by Tartarus Press, this site provides bibliographical information about more than 360 authors. and images of book covers.

The International Gothic Association.
Topics include news, PG Forum,Gothic Studies, information about the IGA and joining it, conferences, and directory.  A search engine.

The Literary Gothic.
This invaluable site offers a comprehensive list of Gothic authors, with summary biographies, links to Web resources on the author, and e-texts; a title index; an annotated list of links to Gothic Websites; and a section on doing research on Gothic literature.  The uthor and title lists refer to most authors you will be reading in this course, and if you are considering doing a research paper, this site is a good starting place..

Romantic Chronology: Links Archive.
The chronology of Romanticism (tendencies and movement) extends from the seventeenth century to 1851 and provides background information on historical events and literature.  To find information on the Gothic, click on Advanced Search, scroll down to Topics, and enter Gothic or an author's name.  The hypertext authors' entries provide a wealth of information.  Alternately, just click on Topics and scroll down to Gothic.

The Sickly Taper: A Bibliography of Gothic Scholarship.
Dedicated to Gothic bibliography, this Website ranges from recent reprints and anthologies to links to Gothic Websites, individual Gothic authors, Gothic art, and miscellaneous Gothic facts.

Authors and Novels

William Beckford

Beckfordiana: The William Beckford Website

Topics: Introduction, Editions & facsimiles, Research Architecture & aesthetics, and Beckfordian links.

M.R. James

Select Bibliography on the Writings of M.R. James.
Bibliography of writings by and about James, links to his e-texts and to critical essays.

H.P. Lovecraft

The H.P. Lovecraft Archives.
A rich source of information and links to other Lovecraft sites.

Miskatonic University.
Yes, Lovecraft's fictional Miskatonic University has a home page

Mary Shelley

Mary Shelley and Frankenstein.
Features annotated bibliography of online essays on Shelley, links to Websites on Shelly, and a comprehensive bibliography under Sources.

Frankenstein: Penetrating the Secrets of Nature.
This excellent site, put up by the National Library of Medicine, includes The Birth of Frankenstein, The Celluloid Monster, Promise and Peril, Frankenstein: The Modern Prometheus.

Frankenstein: The Art and Legends.
This site is designed to promote a CD, "In Search of Frankenstein"; however, if you are interested in names, it has some interesting information about the name Frankenstein.

Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein" (1818)--A Summary of Modern Criticism
The scholarly Victorian Web is a must-know site for nineteenth century literature.  The essay on Shelley does what the title indicates, reviews some modern critics'views of her novel.

Yes, Frankenstein really was written by Mary Shelley.  It's obvious--because the book is so bad
The title of Germaine Greer's article, published in the Guardian, needs no explanationl.

Horace Walpole

Notes for The Castle of Otranto.

Brief analysis of the novel.

Oscar Wilde

Isabel Art Gallery
Toulouse Lautrec's portrait of Oscar Wilde.

Vampires and Werewolves

Blessed Darkness.
Topics:  Vampires Quiz, Clothing Stores, Vampire Lestat, Meet Local Vampires, links to vampire ring sites, including personal home pages of individuals interested in vampires or claiming to be vampires.

Dracula's Homepage.
This site provides a wealth of information, with its link to an e-text of Dracula; Stoker's notes for Dracula; Bram Stoker,Vampires and Dracula; Vlad the Impaler; A Dracula Handbook; Transylvvania Society of Dracula; and a Photo Gallery.

The Book of Were-Wolves.
E-text of Sabine Baring-Gould's 1865 survey of lycanthropy.

Vampires: Children of the Night.
Busy graphics. Topics:  Vlad the Impaler, Elizabeth Bathory, Famous vampires throughout history, Myth and legends, Gallery (photos), Poetry, Stories, and Awards.

Varney, the Vampyre, or, The Feast of Blood
This is the entire novel, all 220 chapters.

Vlad Tsepesh aka Dracula: The Man, The Myth, The Vampire.
The interest of this site lies in the Dracul family tree.

Werewolf Legends from Germany.

A miscellany of information, folk lore, and stories about werewolves from Germany.

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Gothic Movies

Scary Women: Female Monsters and Fiends in American Film.

The International Movie Database.
The premier site for information about movies, it is not of course limited to the Gothic. But you may search it by keyword to get lists of movies on ghosts, vampries, vwerewolves, Frankenstein, etc.

Goth Lifestyle

Frequently Asked Questions list for alt.gothic newsgroup.
More information than you probably want about the Goth lifestyle, movement, music, etc.
Catalog for Gothic clothing and jewelry.

Gothic Architecture

Gargoyles and Grotesques.
Everything you ever wanted to know about gargoyles?   

Gothic Architecture.
Images of Gothic cathedrals.

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