A Quaint and Curious Volume: Tales and Poems of the Gothic

Introduced by Sarah Perry, the best-selling author of The Essex Serpent, this beautiful hardback book will immerse and entangle you in the roots of the gothic

But who were the first practitioners of the now-prevalent genre? This curated book collects the works of such masters as Edgar Allan Poe, Christina Rossetti and Mary Shelley, who with flickering candles, mysterious castles and chilling ravens first frightened and delighted readers. 

Includes such classic poems as The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe, 'Porphyria's Lover' by Robert Browning, and Goblin Market by Christina Rosetti. With extracts from classic gothic novels, such as Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen, Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, and The Castle of Otronto by Horace Walpole. And some spine-tingling short stories such as The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, The Dream Woman by Wilkie Collins, and the famous The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allen Poe.

Further Information:

  • Format: Hardback / 240 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins, Imprint: William Collins
  • ISBN: 9780008351823
  • Published 5 September 2019