Young Person's Guide to the Gothic


By: Richard Bayne
December 2014
Distributed by Trans-Atlantic Publications Inc.
ISBN: 9781908041067
255 Pages
$34.50 Hardcover


This is the book for everyone who loves modern Gothic and wants to know where the vampires, ghouls, haunted houses and zombies all began. It takes each element of the Gothic, from the settings of castles and forests to the werewolves and ghosts who infest them, and uses extracts from the original classics as illustrations and to encourage readers to go on and explore these wonderful works. It is an ideal primer for those studying the Gothic in Key Stages 3 or 4 or A-level: but it is also to be read for the sheer enjoyment. Editor Richard Bayne has included a dozen complete Gothic stories some familiar, some found mouldering in the crypts so forming an anthology of some of the best chilling tales of all time. To complete the fun, the Guide is illustrated by award-winning graphic novelist Richard Sala. Enter if you dare...