Category: Gothic

The Bone Flower by Charles Lambert

The Bone Flower is a deliciously gothic and atmospheric novel that has unsettling supernatural elements woven into a fiercely human story about love, guilt, and betrayal. On a grey November evening in Victorian London, Edward Monteith, a well to do but listless young man,… Continue Reading “The Bone Flower by Charles Lambert”

The Turn of the Screw by Henry James

To begin, I’m not much a fan of Henry James’s writing. He’s verbose, long-winded, and indulgent in a way that irks me. This is not especially unusual in Victorian fiction, to be fair. I often have to remind my students, when we’re reading classic… Continue Reading “The Turn of the Screw by Henry James”

The House of the Vampire by G.S. Viereck

George Sylvester Viereck published The House of the Vampire in 1907. It is one of the first “psychic vampire” novels ever written, but what makes it even more interesting is the romance at its center is a homosexual one (in fact, a homosexual love… Continue Reading “The House of the Vampire by G.S. Viereck”