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Research Guides@Tufts

The Rise of Gothic Fiction in England & the United States

The Castle of Otranto, 1764

Author: Horace Walpole, 1717-1797
Below are the Gothic titles by this author. See the supplementary material for more information about Horace Walpole's life and work, including biography and context, literary criticism, and searchable online texts.

The Old English Baron: A Gothic Story, 1777

Author: Clara Reeve, 1729-1807
Below are the Gothic titles by this author. See the supplementary material for more information about Clara Reeve's life and work, including biography and context, literary criticism, and searchable online texts.

The Recess, or a Tale of Other Times, 1783–85

Author: Sophia Lee, 1750-1824
Below are the Gothic titles by this author. See the supplementary material for more information about Sophia Lee's life and work, including biography and context, literary criticism, and searchable online texts.

Vathek, 1786

Author: William Beckford, 1760-1844
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Ethelinde, or The Recluse of the Lake, 1789

Author: Charlotte Smith, 1749-1806
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The Mysteries of Udolpho, 1794; A Sicilian Romance, 1790; The Romance of the Forest, 1791; & The Italian, 1797

Ann Radcliffe, 1764-1823
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Things as They Are; or, The Adventures of Caleb Williams, 1794

Author: William Godwin, 1756-1836
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The Monk, 1796

Matthew Gregory Lewis, 1775-1818
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A Gossip's Story, and A Legendary Tale, 1796

Author: Jane West, 1758-1852
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The Midnight Bell, 1798; The Impenetrable Secret, 1805 & The Fatal Vow, 1807

Author: Francis Lathom, 1774-1832
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Castle Rackrent, 1800 & Ennui, 1809

Author: Maria Edgeworth, 1767-1849
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Zastrozzi, 1810 & St. Irvyne, 1811

Author: Percy Bysshe Shelley, 1792-1822
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Glenarvon, 1816

Author: Caroline Lamb, 1785-1828
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Northanger Abbey, 1818

Author: Jane Austen, 1775-1817
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Frankenstein, 1818; revised 1831

Author: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, 1797-1851
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Nightmare Abbey, 1818

Author: Thomas Love Peacock, 1785-1866
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The Vampyre; A Tale, 1819

Author: John William Polidori, 1795-1821
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Melmoth the Wanderer, 1820

Author: Charles Robert Maturin, 1782-1824
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The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner, 1824

Author: James Hogg, 1770-1835
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