Tuesday 8 April 2014

G... is for Gothic Fiction

I'm a big fan of gothic themes. I enjoy reading such novels immensely. One of the finest examples of gothic novels, in my opinion is Rebecca. What a tale! The second Mrs de Winter, nameless, faceless is constantly living under the shadow of the former Mrs de Winter, Rebecca. The primary gothic features are presented by Mrs Danvers, Rebecca's nanny and later housekeeper, whose sole aim in life is to preserve her child's presence, and to this end, she makes life at Manderley, dark, very dark.
Another stunning example of such a novel I read in recent times is Orkney, by Amy Sackville. This book has touched me in ways I have not thought possible. I was swept away by the passion in the story, terrified by its darkness, and it has refused to leave my head, even after a year after I read it. Read my review here.
For poems, Plath and Donne are magicians!
Oh, and do read both these books!
This is the seventh post for the April A-to-Z Blogging Challenge 2014.
Previously, Archaism, British literature, Critical Analysis, Drama, Edinburgh, Faust

1 comment:

Haddock said...

Must have a look at Orkney.