my life goal is to reblog this every monday
I’m tempted to set this up in my queue every Monday for a year.
See this every Monday, Reblog this every time. (:
Perfection. Monday at 12:29am. Reblog everytime.
This is a masterpost of Gothic literature, a genre popular in the 18th and 19th centuries in Europe (and to a lesser extent in America), which combined horror, fantasy, and Romanticism. The list is organised by genre and date. All texts are public-domain and are available online via the links provided. Happy reading, and feel free to ask if there’s anything you’d like me to add.
Novels and Novellas:
- Horace Walpole: The Castle of Otranto (1764)
- Friedrich Schiller: The Ghost-Seer (1781)
- Anne Radcliffe: The Mysteries of Udolpho (1794)
- Matthew Gregory Louis: The Monk (1796)
- Mary Shelley: Frankenstein (1818)
- Jane Austen: Northanger Abbey (parody, 1818)
- John William Polidori: The Vampyre (1819)
- Charlotte Bronte: Jane Eyre (1847)
- Emily Bronte: Wuthering Heights (1847)
- Edgar Allan Poe: The Light-House (unfinished, 1849)
- Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu: Carmilla (1872)
- Robert Louis Stevenson: The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1886)
- Theodor Storm: The Rider on the White Horse (1888)
- Oscar Wilde: The Picture of Dorian Gray (1891)
- Bram Stoker: Dracula (1897)
- Gaston Leroux: The Phantom of the Opera (1911)
- H.P. Lovecraft: The Shadow Over Innsmouth (1936)
- Washington Irving: “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" (1820)
- Edgar Allen Poe: “The Fall of the House of Usher" (1839), "The Man of the Crowd" (1840), "The Masque of the Red Death" (1842), "The Pit and the Pendulum" (1842-1843), "The Tell-Tale Heart" (1843) [You can find a complete index of Poe’s works here.]
- Robert W. Chambers: The King in Yellow (short story collection, 1895)
- H.P. Lovecraft: “The Moon-Bog" (1926), "The Music of Erich Zann" (1922), "Herbert West - Reanimator" (1922), "The Lurking Fear" (1923), "The Rats in the Walls" (1924), "The Dunwich Horror" (1929) [You can find a complete index of Lovecraft’s works here.]
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge: “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" (1798), "Christabel" (1800)
- John Keats: “La Belle Dame Sans Merci" (1819), "Isabella, or the Pot of Basil" (1820)
- Edgar Allan Poe: “Lenore" (1843), "The Raven" (1845), "Annabel Lee" (1849)
- Emily Bronte: “A Death-Scene" (1846), "Honour’s Martyr" (1846)
when you have a really good idea but don’t know how to do the thing
do you ever forget to spell your own name like you’re about to write your name on something or sign an important document and you just sit there for a moment in sheer terror like oh my god i don’t know how to spell my name
Imagine if Sirius could have raised Harry and when he sent a howler to him in his second year for driving the car to school.
"I’M NOT EVEN MAD, I’M ACTUALLY IMPRESSED. MERLIN’S BEARD I’M PROUD."
And Remus in the background “SIRIUS NO.”
I bet Medusa used to take selfies and send em to people she disliked like surprise you little bitch