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Best gothic novels to read for an amazing autumn night

Spectacularly bleak and dreary prose of spooky stories to read by candlelight. Literature that is not for the faint of heart.

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US hardback print cover of Gideon the Ninth.

US hardback print cover of Gideon the Ninth.

Gideon the Ninth. Necromancy, sword fighting, and spaceships. I devoured this in a few days and stayed up far past my bedtime.

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The painter Basil Hallward and the aristocrat Lord Henry Wotton observe the picture of Dorian Gray.

The painter Basil Hallward and the aristocrat Lord Henry Wotton observe the picture of Dorian Gray.

The Picture of Dorian Gray, ties supernatural horrors and art. Leaves much open to interpretation.

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Ninth House Cover

Ninth House Cover

Ninth House. A modern piece of literature. Imagine the aesthetic style of dark academia manifested in book form. This novel is full of ghosts, mysteries, and towering ivy-league buildings.

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Mysteries of Udolpho first page

Mysteries of Udolpho first page

Mysteries of Udolpho. Gothic literature at its finest: remote crumbling castles, seemingly supernatural events, a brooding, scheming villain and a persecuted heroine.

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First page of the 12-part serialization of Henry James' novella The Turn of the Screw in Collier's Weekly

First page of the 12-part serialization of Henry James' novella The Turn of the Screw in Collier's Weekly

The Turn of the Screw

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1st edition cover

1st edition cover

The Haunting of Hill House