Whether it’s vampires or werewolves or mysterious patterns in wallpaper, writers of Gothic short stories have used all sorts of horrors and frights to chill our blood, ever since the horror short story developed in the early nineteenth century. Below, we pick ten of the very best Gothic horror tales […]
Tag: Horror Fiction
On Tuesday, we summarised ‘The Monkey’s Paw’, W. W. Jacobs’ popular and widely anthologised short horror story about a mummified paw which has the power to grant three wishes to three men. Now, it’s time to offer some words of analysis and commentary on this intriguing and brilliantly constructed tale. […]
Stevenson’s novella – analysed by Dr Oliver Tearle (Loughborough University) Before analysing this classic novella, it’s worth summarising the plot of Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (1886) and drawing the reader’s attention to its interesting narrative structure.