Terror and Wonder at The British Library

I don’t think I’ll make it over to London by January 20th, but this looks pretty cool if you happen to be nearby.

Two hundred rare objects trace 250 years of the Gothic tradition, exploring our enduring fascination with the mysterious, the terrifying and the macabre – See more

From Mary Shelley and Bram Stoker to Stanley Kubrick and Alexander McQueen, via posters, books, films – and even a vampire-slaying kit – experience the dark shadow the Gothic imagination has cast across film, art, music, fashion, architecture and our daily lives.

I love gothic lit.  I’ve been reading M.R. James lately and was reading some of Brian Lumley‘s Titus Crow work last week.  People have panned Lumley’s Crow for the pace and writing style.  That is exactly how it entertained me.

The history of Gothic style in genre work is extensive and worth getting a taste of.  Sheridan Le Fanu’s “Carmilla” and H.R. Haggard’s “She” can be good to you, if you let them…



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2 Responses to Terror and Wonder at The British Library

  1. Sorry I’m late. The hovercraft was full of eels.

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