The Haunting of Hill House

First published in 1959, Shirley Jackson s The Haunting of Hill House has been hailed as a perfect work of unnerving terror It is the story of four seekers who arrive at a notoriously unfriendly pile called Hill House Dr Montague, an occult scholar looking for solid evidence of a haunting Theo


You can find an alternative cover edition for this ISBN here and here n nA rich selection of background and source materials is provided in three areas Contexts includes probable inspirations for Dracula in the earlier works of James Malcolm Rymer and Emily Gerard Also included are a discussion of

Jane Eyre

Clicca qui per l edizione Storie senza tempo n nOrphaned as a child, Jane has felt an outcast her whole young life Her courage is tested once again when she arrives at Thornfield Hall, where she has been hired by the brooding, proud Edward Rochester to care for his ward Ad le Jane finds herself d

Wuthering Heights

You can find the redesigned cover of this edition HERE n nThis best selling Norton Critical Edition is based on the 1847 first edition of the novel For the Fourth Edition, the editor has collated the 1847 text with several modern editions and has corrected a number of variants, including accidentals

Frankenstein: The 1818 Text

Mary Shelley s seminal novel of the scientist whose creation becomes a monster n nThis edition is the original 1818 text, which preserves the hard hitting and politically charged aspects of Shelley s original writing, as well as her unflinching wit and strong female voice This edition also includes a

The Monk

He now saw himself stained with the most loathed and monstrous sins, the object of universal execration doomed to perish in tortures the most severe n nShocking, erotic and violent, The Monk is the story of Ambrosio, torn between his spiritual vows and the temptations of physical pleasure His i

The Picture of Dorian Gray

Written in his distinctively dazzling manner, Oscar Wilde s story of a fashionable young man who sells his soul for eternal youth and beauty is the author s most popular work The tale of Dorian Gray s moral disintegration caused a scandal when it rst appeared in 1890, but though Wilde was attacked

The Castle of Otranto

First published pseudonymously in 1764, The Castle of Otranto purported to be a translation of an Italian story of the time of the crusades In it Walpole attempted, as he declared in the Preface to the Second Edition, to blend the two kinds of romance the ancient and the modern Crammed with inv

We Have Always Lived in the Castle

My name is Mary Katherine Blackwood I am eighteen years old, and I live with my sister Constance I have often thought that with any luck at all I could have been born a werewolf, because the two middle fingers on both my hands are the same length, but I have had to be content with what I had I di


Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Toni Morrison s Beloved is a spellbinding and dazzlingly innovative portrait of a woman haunted by the past n nSethe was born a slave and escaped to Ohio, but eighteen years later she is still not free She has borne the unthinkable and not gone mad, yet she is still hel

Crimson Peak: The Art of Darkness

In Crimson Peak, acclaimed filmmaker Guillermo del Toro returns to the genre he helped define with a powerful blend of psychological thriller, gothic horror, and seductive romance This deluxe book explores the creation of del Toro s sinister masterpiece and the dark themes and motifs woven into eve

Northanger Abbey

Jane Austen s first novel published posthumously in 1818 tells the story of Catherine Morland and her dangerously sweet nature, innocence, and sometime self delusion Though Austen s fallible heroine is repeatedly drawn into scrapes while vacationing at Bath and during her subsequent visit to Northa

Interview with the Vampire (The Vampire Chronicles, #1)

This is the story of Louis, as told in his own words, of his journey through mortal and immortal life Louis recounts how he became a vampire at the hands of the radiant and sinister Lestat and how he became indoctrinated, unwillingly, into the vampire way of life His story ebbs and flows through t