Welcome to the October edition of The Bookworms Carnival. The spotlight this month is on gothic novels. Specifically literary gothic novels. (Of course, any time the word "literary" is used, it can be subjective!)
Even if you haven't submitted a post to the carnival, I would invite you all to participate in the carnival by answering this question: "What is YOUR favorite gothic read?" It can be old or new...literary or un...sophisticated or downright silly and satisfying. Answer in the comments OR write a post and come back to share a link. Or if that one doesn't quite get you thinking...how about WHAT DO YOU CONSIDER TO BE THE MOST-ESSENTIAL, MUST-READ book for this time of year?
Dracula by Bram Stoker
Reviewed by: Melissa, Becky, Adventures In Reading. The Bookworm. Dreaming Out Loud. Here, There, and Everywhere.
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
Reviewed by: Adventures in Reading. Becky. Dewey. Pardon My French. Just What You Want. Mari. Raising Pennsylvania. Melissa.
The Mysteries of Udolpho by Ann Radcliffe
Reviewed by The Bluestocking Guide, Becky,
Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen.
Reviewed by: The Bookling. Becky. Life and Times of a New New Yorker. The Novel World
Carla from My Little Corner. Everyday Reads. The Bluestocking Guide.
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow And Other Stories by Washington Irving.
Reviewed by Rebecca. Becky. Raising Pennsylvania.
The Castle of Otranto by Horace Walpole
Reviewed by Nymeth of Things Mean A Lot. Framed and Booked.
The Turn of the Screw by Henry James reviewed by Alessandra. The Life & Times of a New New Yorker. Booknotes by Lisa.
Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier
Reviewed by Jessica. Treading Carefully. Here, There, and Everywhere. Things Mean A Lot. The Bluestocking Society. Everyday reads.
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
Reviewed by Reading to Know. Becky.
The Woman In White by Wilkie Collins reviewed by SassyMonkey.
The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte reviewed by Books I Done Read.
Gothic Tales by Elizabeth Gaskell reviewed by Just Books.
The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
Reviewed by: Brenda. Becky. Framed & Booked. Pardon My French. So I Was Thinking. Biblioaddict. Kim.
Some gothic poetry reviewed by Kelly Fineman. My Last Duchess. Porphyria's Lover.
Other books with a gothic feel...
The Lost Clue by Mrs. O.F. Walton. Reviewed by Rebecca's Bookshelf.
The Woman in Black by Susan Hill. Reviewed by Bart.
The Foreshadowing by Marcus Sedgwick. Reviewed by Bart.
To find out more about "literary gothic" novels, visit this website.
Want to hear some gothic tales...visit this website.
To read more reviews of Halloween-appropriate books, visit this website.
To find out more about the Bookworms Carnival, visit this website.
There will be TWO bookworms carnivals in the month of November:
Edition 17 hosted by: Dewey at The Hidden Side of a Leaf
Deadline for submission: November 14, 2008
Theme: graphic novels
To submit a post, email: dewpie at gmail dot com
Edition 18 hosted by: Bookopolis
Deadline for submission: November 28, 2008
To submit a post, email: preferred.stock at gmail dot com