Shortish Gothic Books for English A-level

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EmilyB37
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For my A-level, we’re studying Frankenstein and Dracula (and Outer Dark for coursework). But we need to expand our reading and be able to compare aspects from Frankenstein or Dracula to a different book.

I know gothic books aren’t typically short, but I was hoping someone would know of a book that had strong gothic aspects but wasn’t too long so I could easily remember quotes that I could use in my work.

I was thinking about using The Picture of Dorian Gray, but any other suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
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(Original post by EmilyB37)
For my A-level, we’re studying Frankenstein and Dracula (and Outer Dark for coursework). But we need to expand our reading and be able to compare aspects from Frankenstein or Dracula to a different book.

I know gothic books aren’t typically short, but I was hoping someone would know of a book that had strong gothic aspects but wasn’t too long so I could easily remember quotes that I could use in my work.

I was thinking about using The Picture of Dorian Gray, but any other suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
Short Story:

A Rose For Emily- William Faulkner (Southern Gothic)

The Black Cat- Edgar Allan Poe

The Tell-Tale Heart- Edgar Allan Poe

The Monkey's Paw- W.W. Jacobs

If Short Stories do not work:

A Street Car Named Desire- Tennessee Williams (Southern Gothic)

The Hunchback of Notre Dame- Victor Hugo (Not sure if this is short)



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Literally anything by H.P. Lovecraft (am partial to Shadow Over Innsmouth personally )
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(Original post by wolfmoon88)
Short Story:

A Rose For Emily- William Faulkner (Southern Gothic)

The Black Cat- Edgar Allan Poe

The Tell-Tale Heart- Edgar Allan Poe

The Monkey's Paw- W.W. Jacobs

If Short Stories do not work:

A Street Car Named Desire- Tennessee Williams (Southern Gothic)

The Hunchback of Notre Dame- Victor Hugo (Not sure if this is short)



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Thank you for all the suggestions! I’ll definitely check them out x
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Literally anything by H.P. Lovecraft (am partial to Shadow Over Innsmouth personally )
Ooh, thank you! I’ll have a look through his works x
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Thank you for all the suggestions! I’ll definitely check them out x
No problem good luck!

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