In Jane Austen's "Northanger Abbey", Catherine Morland was a frequent reader of Gothic novels. In the book she alludes to a series of seven then-contemporary Gothic novels which (according to scholars) were notably horrid. What are the names of the seven books and what are they collectively known as nowadays?
#122152. Asked by kyleisalive. (Jun 27 11 11:17 PM)
The Northanger Horrid Novels|
The titles of these books are:
Castle of Wolfenbach
Clermont, a Tale
The Mysterious Warning, a German Tale
The Necromancer; or, The Tale of the Black Forest
The Midnight Bell
Orphan of the Rhine
"These books, with their lurid titles, were once thought to be the creations of Jane Austen's imagination, however research in the first half of the 20th century by Michael Sadleir and Montague Summers confirmed that they did actually exist and stimulated renewed interest in the Gothic. All seven were republished by the Folio Society in London in 1968, and as of 2006, Valancourt Books was planning to reprint all seven books."
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