Terror and Wonder – Gothic novels (coming to Headingley Library soon)

The castle of Otranto

Inspired by ‘Terror and Wonder’, a great Gothic Literature exhibition at the British Library #BLGothic,  here’s our suggestions in stock at Leeds Libraries – first newer Gothic novels, then the classics. A bonus is that Headingley Library recently did a stock buy of Gothic fiction, so look out for some new additions coming there soon. November is closing in, it’s foggy and we’re in the mood for some Gothic terror!

We’ve picked out the following 5 star reads recommended by our readers and more.

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Susan Hill – The Woman in Black – 5 *

 Diane Setterfield – The Thirteenth Tale 5*

Ann Rice – Interview with a vampire 5*

John Harding – Florence and Giles 5*

Jane Harris – The Observations 5*

Shirley Jackson –The Haunting of Hill House (eBook) 5*

Erin Morgenstern – The Night CircusThe thirteenth tale

Sarah Waters – The Little Stranger

Angela Carter – The Magic Toyshop

John Boyne – This House is Haunted

Valerie Martin – The Ghost of the Marie Celeste

The Classics


Horace Walpole – The Castle of Utranto

Ann Radcliffe – Mysteries of Udolpho

Mary Shelley – Frankenstein Why not listen to the eAudioBook

William Beckford – VathekThe woman in black

Bram Stoker – Dracula

Gaston LeRoux – Phantom of the Opera

Sheridan Le Fanu – Uncle Silas

Robert Louis Stevenson – Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

Henry James – The Turn of the Screw

Emily Bronte – Wuthering Heights

M. G.Lewis – The Monk