My Gothic Heart
The word gothic conjures up crumbling castles, passion and unnerving supernatural events. From its origins in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, it’s a powerful genre and a mood that has influenced writers, artists and designers ever since. This gorgeous anthology of extracts from gothic stories and verse captures the extravagance, the darkness and sheer enjoyment of the genre.
Part of the Macmillan Collector’s Library; a series of stunning, clothbound, pocket-sized classics. These beautiful books make perfect gifts or a treat for any book lover. My Gothic Heart is selected and introduced by editor and writer Charlie Castelletti.
My Gothic Heart features tantalising extracts from the famous names of gothic writing such as Ann Radcliffe, Bram Stoker, the Brontë sisters and John Keats. It then travels forward to the early twentieth century, finding gothic resonance in the writing of Virginia Woolf, Oscar Wilde and Wilfred Owen. Altogether, it’s a powerful mix that cannot fail to stir the emotions.