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  • Publisher : Del Rey
  • Release : 30 June 2020
  • ISBN : 9780525620792
  • Page : 320 pages
  • Rating : 3.5/5 from 60 voters

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “It’s Lovecraft meets the Brontës in Latin America, and after a slow-burn start Mexican Gothic gets seriously weird.”—The Guardian IN DEVELOPMENT AS A HULU ORIGINAL LIMITED SERIES PRODUCED BY KELLY RIPA AND MARK CONSUELOS • WINNER OF THE LOCUS AWARD • NOMINATED FOR THE BRAM STOKER AWARD ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR: The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, NPR, The Washington Post, Tordotcom, Marie Claire, Vox, Mashable, Men’s Health, Library Journal, Book Riot, LibraryReads An isolated mansion. A chillingly charismatic aristocrat. And a brave socialite drawn to expose their treacherous secrets. . . . From the author of Gods of Jade and Shadow comes “a terrifying twist on classic gothic horror” (Kirkus Reviews) set in glamorous 1950s Mexico. After receiving a frantic letter from her newly-wed cousin begging for someone to save her from a mysterious doom, Noemí Taboada heads to High Place, a distant house in the Mexican countryside. She’s not sure what she will find—her cousin’s husband, a handsome Englishman, is a stranger, and Noemí knows little about the region. Noemí is also an unlikely rescuer: She’s a glamorous debutante, and her chic gowns and perfect red lipstick are more suited for cocktail parties than amateur sleuthing. But she’s also tough and smart, with an indomitable will, and she is not afraid: Not of her cousin’s new husband, who is both menacing and alluring; not of his father, the ancient patriarch who seems to be fascinated by Noemí; and not even of the house itself, which begins to invade Noemi’s dreams with visions of blood and doom. Her only ally in this inhospitable abode is the family’s youngest son. Shy and gentle, he seems to want to help Noemí, but might also be hiding dark knowledge of his family’s past. For there are many secrets behind the walls of High Place. The family’s once colossal wealth and faded mining empire kept them from prying eyes, but as Noemí digs deeper she unearths stories of violence and madness. And Noemí, mesmerized by the terrifying yet seductive world of High Place, may soon find it impossible to ever leave this enigmatic house behind. “It’s as if a supernatural power compels us to turn the pages of the gripping Mexican Gothic.”—The Washington Post “Mexican Gothic is the perfect summer horror read, and marks Moreno-Garcia with her hypnotic and engaging prose as one of the genre’s most exciting talents.”—Nerdist “A period thriller as rich in suspense as it is in lush ’50s atmosphere.”—Entertainment Weekly


Mexican Gothic

Mexican Gothic
  • Author : Silvia Moreno-Garcia
  • Publisher : Del Rey
  • Release Date : 2020-06-30
  • ISBN : 9780525620792

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “It’s Lovecraft meets the Brontës in Latin America, and after a slow-burn start Mexican Gothic gets seriously weird.”—The Guardian IN DEVELOPMENT AS A HULU ORIGINAL LIMITED SERIES PRODUCED BY KELLY RIPA AND MARK CONSUELOS • WINNER OF THE LOCUS AWARD • NOMINATED FOR THE BRAM STOKER AWARD ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR: The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, NPR, The Washington Post, Tordotcom, Marie Claire, Vox, Mashable, Men’s Health, Library Journal, Book

A Geography of Victorian Gothic Fiction

A Geography of Victorian Gothic Fiction
  • Author : Robert Mighall
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
  • Release Date : 2003
  • ISBN : 0199262187
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This is the first major full-length study of Victorian Gothic fiction. Combining original readings of familiar texts with a rich store of historical sources, A Geography of Victorian Gothic Fiction is an historicist survey of nineteenth-century Gothic writing--from Dickens to Stoker, Wilkie Collins to Conan Doyle, through European travelogues, sexological textbooks, ecclesiastic histories and pamphlets on the perils of self-abuse. Critics have thus far tended to concentrate on specific angles of Gothic writing (gender or race), or the belief that

The Italian Gothic and Fantastic

The Italian Gothic and Fantastic
  • Author : Francesca Billiani,Gigliola Sulis
  • Publisher : Associated University Presse
  • Release Date : 2007
  • ISBN : 0838641261
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Meanwhile, by assimilating the Other into our own modes of representation of reality and imagination, twentieth-century female writers of the fantastic show how alternative identities can be shaped and social constituencies can be challenged."--BOOK JACKET.

Transnational Gothic

Transnational Gothic
  • Author : Monika Elbert
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2016-02-17
  • ISBN : 9781317006879
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Offering a variety of critical approaches to late eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Gothic literature, this collection provides a transnational view of the emergence and flowering of the Gothic. The essays expand on now well-known approaches to the Gothic (such as those that concentrate exclusively on race, gender, or nation) by focusing on international issues: religious traditions, social reform, economic and financial pitfalls, manifest destiny and expansion, changing concepts of nationhood, and destabilizing moments of empire-building. By examining a wide array of

Romanesque & Gothic

Romanesque & Gothic
  • Author : Gloria Fossi
  • Publisher : Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2008
  • ISBN : 140275924X
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Too often overshadowed by the Renaissance, the High Middle Ages were a time of vibrant innovation and incredible achievement in European art and architecture. Gloria Fossi provides comprehensive surveys of the period's two major art movements or styles, highlighting the diversity of expression that both movements accommodated.

Gothic Revival Worldwide

Gothic Revival Worldwide
  • Author : Timothy Brittain-Catlin,Jan De Maeyer,Martin Bressani
  • Publisher : Leuven University Press
  • Release Date : 2017-01-18
  • ISBN : 9789462700918
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Pugin’s global influence on church architecture and material reform The year 2012 marked the bicentenary of the gothic revival architect A.W.N. Pugin. His influence as a designer not only spread fast globally, but also played a leading part in the transformation of material culture from the mid-nineteenth century onwards. Pugin’s work has been comprehensively reevaluated over the last decade. In this volume sixteen leading scholars from across the globe discuss Pugin’s direct influence on church architecture

Gothic Tales

Gothic Tales
  • Author : Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2016
  • ISBN : 9780198734291

'There was a rumour, too, that he was a devil-worshipper, or something of that sort, and also that he had the evil eye...' Arthur Conan Doyle was the greatest genre writer Britain has ever produced. Throughout a long writing career, he drew on his own medical background, his travels, and his increasing interest in spiritualism and the occult to produce a spectacular array of Gothic stories. Many of Doyle's writings are recognized as the very greatest tales of terror.

Gothic Cathedrals

Gothic Cathedrals
  • Author : Karen Ralls
  • Publisher : Nicolas-Hays, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2015-04-15
  • ISBN : 9780892546275
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Cross the threshold into the world of the High Middle Ages and explore the illuminating wisdom, beauty and art of the Gothic cathedrals, stunning wonders of the medieval era for all to see today. From bejewelled stained glass windows to a pilgrimage “on the road” to Compostela, the wonders of Gothic architecture continue to inspire many worldwide. From the 12th century, the Gothic architectural style continued to spread throughout Europe. Highly-regarded medievalist Dr. Karen Ralls explores the legacy of this

The Routledge Companion to Gothic

The Routledge Companion to Gothic
  • Author : Catherine Spooner,Emma McEvoy
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2007-10-08
  • ISBN : 9781134151035
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In a wide ranging series of introductory essays written by some of the leading figures in the field, this essential guide explores the world of Gothic in all its myriad forms throughout the mid-eighteenth Century to the internet age. The Routledge Companion to Gothic includes discussion on: the history of Gothic gothic throughout the English-speaking world i.e. London and USA as well as the postcolonial landscapes of Australia, Canada and the Indian subcontinent key themes and concepts ranging from

The Gothic Romance Wave

The Gothic Romance Wave
  • Author : Lori A. Paige
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release Date : 2018
  • ISBN : 9781476675657
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"Late 1960s and early 1970s saw the birth of modern feminism, the sexual revolution, and strong growth in the mass-market publishing industry. Women made up a large part of the book market, and Gothic fiction became a popular staple. Gothics paved the way for contemporary fiction categories such as urban fantasy, paranormal romance, and vampire erotica"--

Bluebeard Gothic

Bluebeard Gothic
  • Author : Heta Pyrhönen
  • Publisher : University of Toronto Press
  • Release Date : 2010
  • ISBN : 9781442641242
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'Bluebeard,' the tale of a sadistic husband who murders his wives and locks away their bodies, has inspired hundreds of adaptations since it first appeared in 1697. In Bluebeard Gothic, Heta Pyrhönen argues that Charlotte Brontë's 1847 classic Jane Eyre can be seen as one such adaptation, and that although critics have been slow to realize the connection, authors rewriting Brontë's novel have either intuitively or intentionally seized on it. Pyrhönen begins by establishing that the story

War Gothic in Literature and Culture

War Gothic in Literature and Culture
  • Author : Steffen Hantke,Agnieszka Soltysik Monnet
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2015-12-07
  • ISBN : 9781317383246
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In the context of the current explosion of interest in Gothic literature and popular culture, this interdisciplinary collection of essays explores for the first time the rich and long-standing relationship between war and the Gothic. Critics have described the global Seven Year’s War as the "crucible" from which the Gothic genre emerged in the eighteenth century. Since then, the Gothic has been a privileged mode for representing violence and extreme emotions and situations. Covering the period from the American

The English Gothic Novel: Contexts

The English Gothic Novel: Contexts
  • Author : Thomas Meade Harwell
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1986
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105006978394
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Gothic Imagination in Latin American Fiction and Film

Gothic Imagination in Latin American Fiction and Film
  • Author : Carmen A. Serrano
  • Publisher : University of New Mexico Press
  • Release Date : 2019-05-15
  • ISBN : 9780826360458
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This work traces how Gothic imagination from the literature and culture of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Europe and twentieth-century US and European film has impacted Latin American literature and film culture. Serrano argues that the Gothic has provided Latin American authors with a way to critique a number of issues, including colonization, authoritarianism, feudalism, and patriarchy. The book includes a literary history of the European Gothic to demonstrate how Latin American authors have incorporated its characteristics but also how they have

The Twilight of the Gothic?

The Twilight of the Gothic?
  • Author : Joseph Crawford
  • Publisher : University of Wales Press
  • Release Date : 2014-05-15
  • ISBN : 9781783161768
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This book explores the history of the paranormal romance genre; from its origins in the revisionist horror fiction of the 1970s, via its emergence as a minor sub-genre of romantic fiction in the early 1990s, to its contemporary expansion in recent years into an often-controversial genre of mainstream fiction. Tracing the genre from its roots in older Gothic fiction written by and for women, it explores the interconnected histories of Gothic and romantic fiction, from Ann Radcliffe and Jane Austen