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Gothic Tales
Gothic Tales | Elizabeth Gaskell
Elizabeth Gaskell's chilling Gothic tales blend the real and the supernatural to eerie, compelling effect. 'Disappearances', inspired by local legends of mysterious vanishings, mixes gossip and fact; 'Lois the Witch', a novella based on an account of the Salem witch hunts, shows how sexual desire and jealousy lead to hysteria; while in 'The Old Nurse's Story' a mysterious child roams the freezing Northumberland moors. Whether darkly surreal, such as 'The Poor Clare', where an evil doppelgnger is formed by a woman's bitter curse, or mischievous like 'Curious, if True', a playful reworking of fairy tales, all the stories in this volume form a stark contrast to the social realism of Gaskell's novels, revealing a darker and more unsettling style of writing.
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quietjenn
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A little seasonally appropriate reading tonight 😱

booksellerofyourdiscontent I loved the one Elizabeth Gaskell novel I read. I hope these are just as good! 1mo
quietjenn So far, so good! Although, somewhat obviously, a little different in time than either of the novels I've read. 1mo
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batsy
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For several years now I've meant to join in for #Victober (which started out on booktube). This year I managed to squeeze in the group read and enjoyed it! These are stories of dread, menace, and the quotidian terror of patriarchy. As a collection of stories, some are simply better than others. Yet I think anyone who's read Gaskell before and knows of the ways in which she can pull a reader in will find lots to think about and take pleasure in.

shawnmooney I love Gaskell, but not gothic stuff. Right now I am delighted by listening to the audiobook while reading the text of her novella Cousin Phillis. 1mo
Cathythoughts Great review 👍🏻 love this cover & stacked 1mo
batsy @shawnmooney I'll add that to my list! I realise I've gone far too long with too little Gaskell. I loved Cranford. 1mo
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batsy @Cathythoughts Thanks, Cathy! Yep it's an appropriately spooky cover and the stories are lovely to get into on a cold night (I'm counting the slight dip in temps here brought on by tropical thunderstorms as "cold weather" ?) 1mo
JazzFeathers I never knew of the existence of Victober! 😱 1mo
tenar I‘m reading this for #Victober as my first ever Gaskell! A weird place to start, but I‘ve been enjoying it. We‘ve been reading it aloud, and it comes to life. Would Cranford be a good choice next? 1mo
Centique I haven‘t read Gaskell yet! It‘s a hole I plan to fill soon ☺️ Great review 💕 1mo
batsy @JazzFeathers It seems like such a fun challenge that I keep missing out on each year 😂 1mo
batsy @tenar @tenar Cranford is totally different in style, theme, and tone, so you might be disappointed if you're looking for more of the same dark vibes. Otoh it's a fun, witty, satirical book that gives you a good picture of the breadth of Gaskell's style 🙂 1mo
batsy @Centique Thank you! I'm glad there's a lot more of her to discover. 1mo
rubyslippersreads This looks nice and spooky. I‘ve only read North and South, so I need to catch up on my Gaskell. 1mo
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Kimberlone
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DGRachel
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There are not enough hours in the day for me to get through my proposed October TBR, but I‘m all for trying. I may be buying copies of a couple more of my print books on audio. 😂 #settingmyselfupforfailure #toomuch #sleepisfortheweak #screamathon

MelissaSue81 That‘s a lot of books! 3y
DGRachel @MelissaSue81 25. It would be my best month ever if I got through them all. 3y
MelissaSue81 @DGRachel - 25ish is where I was at for June-August but I can‘t put that many on a list because I have to leave lots of space for whatever I might feel like/comes up on library holds, etc. I think I have around 10 left on my #TBR.. the rest is #TBD 😂 3y
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Leftcoastzen Love that your printing is so legible! 3y
LeahBergen We Have Always Lived in the Castle. 😍😍 3y
dsfisher Ah, #pipe dreams 3y
Linsy Impressive! Good luck!! 🎃 (edited) 3y
minkyb Nice handwriting! 3y
DGRachel @Leftcoastzen @minkyb Thank you. 😊 3y
DGRachel @Linsy Thanks! I‘ll need it! 3y
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KimM
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Starting the Halloween weekend ☠️☠️☠️

Reviewsbylola Perfect! 💀 💅🏻 4y
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ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled
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Perfect read to start off the month!

Tamra Very nice! 4y
sprainedbrain Love this picture! 4y
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled @tamra @sprainedbrain Thanks! It‘s my front yard 😂🎃 4y
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ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled
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Today's library sale. Upon returning, hubby says, "Now just go upstairs and play with your books" ?

BookishFeminist Nice haul!! 5y
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled @BookishFeminist Thanks! When we were standing in line to pay, holding the huge box full, I asked hubby, "How many are yours?" "Two." ? 5y
BookishFeminist 😂😂😂 that's always the same for me and @becausetrains. He reads a lot but I'm the collector 😳 5y
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Chessa Nice haul!!!! 5y
DGRachel Nice! I loved The Terror. 5y
Theresa OMG! I need to find one of these library sales. I'm totally jealous watching all the Littens have so much fun with them. Congrats!! 5y
Thekelburrows What a great haul!! 5y
Libby1 WOW. I'm squinting to see all the titles. The Children Act is excellent. 5y
Zelma 😂 great quote from your husband! And some great titles in there. I absolutely loved Case Histories and The Magicians. Wolf Winter is also pretty good. Annabel is interesting. Reading The Witches and and love it. 5y
rubyslippersreads Nice cat librarian. 😸📚 5y
RealLifeReading Nice haul! my library had a sale today too! 5y
Dragon Nice haul, I liked State of Wonders and Case Histories 5y
Dragon Oh and Rules of Civility and World War Z are good 5y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Great quote! 😂😂 5y
GoldenGirl Ooohhh, good haul! I wish my library had great books like this for sale! 5y
Soubhiville Nice! Lucky you! 5y
CherylDeFranceschi Quite the haul! 5y
DebinHawaii Looks like a great haul! 📚📚📚👍 5y
LeahBergen Wow. That's a spectacular haul 5y
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled @DGRachel @Libby1 @Zelma @Dragon Thanks for letting me know I got some good ones! Many of the ones I picked up were just based on the reviews from Litsy 👍👏 5y
Libby1 Excellent, @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled.com ! I hope you enjoy them. 5y
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DGRachel
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We weren't supposed to get more than 1" of rain from Matthew. It's now been raining at my house for nearly 24 hours and will rain until the evening, there's a lake in my yard, and I lost power about 15 minutes ago. It's too dark to read hard copy. So grateful for a loaded, fully charged Kindle!

rubyslippersreads Stay safe and dry! 5y
CherylDeFranceschi Stay safe! 5y
Dragon Hope the storm blows over soon ! 5y
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Bookzombie Hope it passes soon. Stay safe! 5y
LeahBergen Stay safe and dry! ❤️ 5y
megt Stay safe! Hope the storm clears out and you get power back soon. 5y
Bette Hope you have power soon. 💡🔦☂️ 5y
DGRachel @rubyslippersreads @CherylDeFranceschi @Dragon @Bookzombie @LeahBergen @megt @Bette Thank you! Power is back! Now I'm just waiting for a break in the rain. My dogs got soaked earlier and they have to go back out - the smell of wet dogs is the worst! 🐶😂 5y
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Pinkmeghan
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Elizabeth Gaskell would have loved Facebook. We would totally have gotten along. 🕵🏼‍♀️

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DGRachel
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Just in time for Halloween. I love classic gothic fiction. 👻 #shortstories #somethingforsept #septphotochallenge

MrBook Ooooh!!! 5y
Bette Yesssss! 🎃👻 5y
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BookishFeminist
Gothic Tales | Elizabeth Gaskell
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While I do have a favorite classic that I posted earlier I can't just post one because it's like asking me to pick a favorite child. 😭

So behold, my ever-growing list of favorite classics because I can't even narrow it down to a few, lol. Not sure if you can tell but I really enjoy gothic and dark literature. 😂 The darker and more brooding it is, the better. 🤓🏰💀🕯🗝

#Classics #SeptPhotoChallenge #SomethingforSept

TheNextBook I couldnt even post because there are quite a few and I was being super lazy. Needless to say I agree with a lot of your choices 5y
teainthelibrary Such good choices! I see a couple of my favorites in that stack too 😉 5y
LeahBergen Great pic. I've read so many of these! 5y
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mhillis Great picks! 5y
BookishFeminist @TheNextBook yep I feel you- sometimes I just don't want to drag the books off my shelves. These challenges are wrecking my shelves!! 5y
BookishFeminist @teainthelibrary Awesome! Which ones? 5y
BookishFeminist @LeahBergen Thanks! 😊 Any favorites? 5y
BookishFeminist @mhillis Thanks! 😊 5y
Titania Nice selection! I gravitate toward dark, too. 5y
BooksForEmpathy I love your selection, but also love the piles of books in the background. Ahhh - books are just the best. 5y
BookishFeminist @Titania Dark stuff is just so therapeutic! 😀💀 5y
BookishFeminist @BooksForEmpathy 😂😂 my secret's out! I've been on a reorganizing spree lately so there are piles of books EVERYWHERE. 😂 5y
RealLifeReading Elizabeth Gaskell ❤️❤️ 5y
BookishFeminist @RealLifeReading She's the best! ❤️❤️ 5y
LeahBergen Hmm.. My faves from this pile? Jane Eyre, Rebecca, Dracula... Oh, it's too hard to be pickier than that! 😩 5y
LeahBergen I've never read Gaskell's Gothic Tales. I need that book! 5y
BookishFeminist @LeahBergen 😂😂 it is I can tell it's distressing. You would love Gothic Tales! I had to search high and low for it but happy I found it! 5y
HollyRingland @BookishFeminist Where are you in the world Sarah? I live just down the road from Elizabeth Gaskell's house and often stop by her writing desk in John Rylands library. The awe and wonder never wears off. 5y
BookishFeminist @hollygoeslightly I'm in Washington DC. I take it you're in Manchester? I'm jealous! I've always wanted to go to John Ryland's library—it's so beautiful from what I've heard—and of course Elizabeth Gaskell's house. If you go and can take photos I hope you share them on Litsy! I used to live down the street from F. Scott Fitzgerald's home, so that's the closest I've ever gotten to living close to literary fame. 😊 5y
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Leelee08
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Gothic Tales on this hot, Southern, summer night....🕯☠⚰

Twocougs Love your choice😀 5y
Leelee08 @Twocougs Thanks! I thought it was an appropriate choice.😊 5y
Curley_Bender Ooh, I am a big fan of Gaskell's novels (and especially the BBC series). Definitely stacking this one! 5y
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Leelee08 @Curley_Bender This is my first Gaskell and I'm super impressed. 5y
LauraLeah Adding this to my list. Fan of gothic novels. 5y
BookBabe Gorgeous cover! 5y
Leelee08 @LauraLeah it's awesome. Right now, I'm reading a story about an innocent woman in the Salem witch trials... 5y
Leelee08 @BookBabe I think so too! 5y
LauraLeah @Leelee08 What is the name of that one? 5y
Leelee08 @LauraLeah The story is called "Lois the Witch." Very maddening and disturbing. Sooooo good. 5y
LauraLeah I will check that one out. Thanks! @Leelee08 5y
Leelee08 @LauraLeah No prob! 5y
quirkyreader Her ghost stories are the best. 5y
Leelee08 @quirkyreader I need to check those out... 5y
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