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The Rise of Gothic Fiction in England & the United States

How to Use this Guide


Welcome to the Rise of Gothic Fiction. Use the table of contents to locate digitized versions of important works by key authors of Gothic fiction from the mid-eighteenth to the early-twentieth centuries. Divided into sections by time period, each page presents key Gothic titles in chronological order. To find additional titles by each author as well as bibliographies, contextual information and more, click the link for Biographies, Criticism & Other Supplemental Information and choose the period you want from the list.

If you don't find what you are looking for or need help navigating this guide, don't hesitate to contact the author of this guide.

Good luck with your research!


Open Access E-Books

Did you know that everything written in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries is currently in the public domain?  What that means is that every work of eighteenth- or nineteenth-century fiction can be, and often is, freely available to the public. There are many online resources that provide high-quality digital versions of these books that you can read and download at no cost.  Explore the resources below to find one of your favorite gothic novels or any other title currently in the public domain. Have fun exploring!