Libraries have always been considered a place where people can Borrow books and read them. But, In The Name of the Rose book, the writer, Umberto Eco, was able to view the Benedictine Library as something more than just a normal library. The Benedictine Library was seen in the novel as the meeting point of many cultures. Eco put a great deal to the library as being mysterious and has a sense of gothic inside it. This sense of gothic was done greatly by the writer as he paid great attention to the dark ages which was the time when the novel was written.
Gothic-horror -to be specific- fits the genre of the story perfectly and with such a clear example, it sets the standard for all gothic-inspired authors that followed Poe. The reason that the story would eventually grow to be such an excellent example to gothic literature is that it contains obvious signs of gothic characteristics such as betrayal, castles, death, psychologically ill characters etc. For example, in the introduction of the story, the narrator starts off by describing the desperate and gloomy looking run down castle that belongs to the Ushers. Then as the reader finds out that Madeline would eventually be buried alive when she was mistakenly presumed dead, the plot becomes even more intense. Besides the creepy and disturbing description that the narrator gives of the house or the environment such as the winds, the creepiest and most insane part of the story was the part when Madeline frantically climbs out of her coffin; “covered in blood and obviously struggling.” As Poe describes how she violently falls onto Roderick who then dies from a panic attack, the intent was to strike fear through the reader.
A good answer is given by Carol A. Senf in his book The Vampire in the 19th Century English Literature where he notes that such beliefs go far beyond the place itself, and that “the vampire was simply one more example of a mysterious subject that appealed” (1988: 21) by virtue of its Orientalism. As he explains it Dracula symbolized an idea of the sensational that attracted the reader, and not the essence of Transylvania or its historical
While reviewing the list of masterpieces of the spoken time, on the top of the list we can see the name of “Rip Van Winkle”. This short story combines the abovementioned Gothic features and attracts the reader to see the realities through finding the hidden ideas. Step by step we’ll review the main and key points of the short story, Rip Van Winkle, to clear up some hidden ideas. Other yields of Irving’s pen similar to “Rip Van Winkle” are full of with Gothic elements. As the best examples such as “The Devil and Tom Walker”, “The Spectre Bridegroom” and “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” etc.
When it comes to a novel about witches, the Daughters of Dark Root has some of the best awesome magic you could ever find in a paranormal or magic novel. It has some great scenes when Maggie Maddock just lets go and embraces her powers that she had been suppressing for ages. All of the novels of the series also end with an excellent unexpected twist that most of the time the reader has probably forgotten by the time it is resolved in an explosive way. What makes these twists so important is that they make way for some interesting continuation in plot in the next novel in the
The Cemetery Girl trilogy is a series of novels by Christopher Golden and Charlaine Harris two of the most popular fantasy fiction authors in the genre. The first novel in the Cemetery trilogy series was the 2014 published The Pretenders that was Charlaine’s first venture into the world of graphic novel writing. With the first novel in the series garnering considerable after its publication, the two authors decided to make the series a trilogy and published two more titles in the series. Even as some reviewers have called it a graphic novel/horror/YA, Golden does not believe that the series is precisely a Young Adult novel though it crosses the genres and is YA accessible. As is often the case with Golden, his novels do not have a particular
This comes from her excellent research about the novels that make her picturesque settings just as integral to her regency romances just as her characters are. In the Banning Sisters novels which are bodice rippers the sexual tension comes from the natural interplay and interaction between the characters that often culminates in a happily ever after when the heroine and hero realize they are made for each other. Since the novels are set in regency England the social mores under which her characters lived are very prominent in the themes of the novels. Robards excellence in the writing of the Banning Sisters novels and practically all her historical romances probably comes from her love for historical and regencies from the likes of Georgette Heyer, Mary Stewart, Jane Eyre, and Wuthering Heights among other classics. While she likes nearly every historical setting and era, her favorite locations are in Regency England and continental Europe where she has set most of her
One of the earliest imitations of the popular ballad is Gottfried August Bürger's Gothic ballad Lenore (1774), which tells the story of a young woman who is visited by her lover's ghost and killed by him. One of Bürger's major influences was Sweet William's Ghost, a ballad collected by Thomas Percy (Crawford 29), as well as Slavic and German adaptations of the material (Child 593). The ballad was extremely popular with the British Romantic poets, including Coleridge, Southey, Byron and Keats, and translated, copied and imitated a great number of times. Scott's translation was one of his first publications (31), and is very close to Bürger's original in language, tone, and even onomatopoeia. He even furthered the ballad's traditional appearance by dividing the stanzas,
Incredible story It is based on a series of novels by writers Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl, known as the Chronicles of Caster. In this first work of the series they present to the caster creatures as characters who have magical powers and who must confront in their lives the decision to make part of the dark side or the luminous side of witchcraft. Only that, in the case of women, such a change, which happens at sixteen, does not depend on themselves, but on strange external circumstances. In these circumstances, Lena Duchannes (Alice Englert), the adolescent Witch, who falls in love with a normal human being, an extremely dangerous and forbidden subject among the casters, who has already provoked a tragedy in the past, is recreated in the film , between scenes taken from the nineteenth-century American Civil war. His lover is Ethan Wate (Alden Ehrenreich) and the romance that both live, does not let be fun and
The Victorian era was the great age of the English novel—realistic, thickly plotted, crowded with characters, and long. It was the ideal form to describe contemporary life and to entertain the middle class. The intellectuals and artists of the age had to deal in some way with the upheavals in society, the obvious inequities of abundance for a few and squalor for many, and, emanating from the throne of Queen Victoria (1837–1901), an emphasis on public rectitude and moral propriety. Between the multitude of novelist of Victorian Age women took an important place as writers. Emily Brontë’s single novel Wuthering Heights (1847) is a unique masterpiece for the image of love and passion that gives and the unusual narrative structure.