London: The Minerva Press, for A. K. Newman and Co. Leadenhall Street, 1812. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 12mo 7 – 7½ tall. Poor; Upper board detached. 2 loose plates. Boards worn and rubbed. Loss to head and tail of spine including top half of title label. Item #5913 Half-title, engraved titlepiece. 19 plates. Original paper boards with title label to spine.
Source: The Juvenile Lavater; Or, A Familiar Explanation Of The Passions Of Le Brun, Calculated for the Instruction and Entertainment of Young Persons; Interspersed with Moral and Amusing Tales, Illustrating the Benefit and Happiness
Celebrated for his innovative wit, Oscar Wilde and the notion of originality are common bedfellows. The pairing, however, is not without its complications. Joseph Bristow and Rebecca N. Mitchell explore the claims of plagiarism that dogged Wilde’s career, particularly as regards his relationship with that other great figure of late-19th-century Decadence, the American painter James McNeill Whistler.
Source: On Oscar Wilde and Plagiarism | The Public Domain Review
Los Angeles: Tokyopop, 2009. Illustrated by Kendi Oiwa. First Edition; First Printing. Softcover. 7.30 X 5 X 0.80 inches. Very Good; Scratch to cover. Item #5889 ISBN: 9781427810946 232 pages.
Source: GOTH v. 1 | Otsuichi | First Edition; First Printing
In an age of adaptation, we still don’t have a faithful adaptation of Mary Shelley’s classic genre novel.
Source: Frankenstein Adaptations Are Almost Never Frankenstein Adaptations | Den of Geek
In Twickenham sits a small whitewashed castle that inspired Mary Shelly’s Frankenstien
Source: Strawberry Hill | Atlas Obscura
A creeping, unsettling apartheid-era play by Reza de Wet, underserved by an uninteresting production.
Source: African Gothic review at the Park Theatre, London
A suspense novel which is at the forefront of a new wave of British Gothic fiction has won the Costa First Novel Award. The Loney was named the debut book of the year – one of five Costa Award category winners announced tonight – marking an extraordinary year for its author, Andrew Michael Hurley. The novel by Hurley, from Preston in Lancashire, was initially published as a limited edition hardback and ebook before it was picked up by a major publishing house and hailed as a “modern classic”. It is now available in translation and the film rights have been snapped up.
Source: Costa Book Awards: The Loney by Andrew Michael Hurley named debut novel of the year