My Gothic Heart (Hardcover)
The word gothic conjures up crumbling castles, passion and unnerving supernatural events. It's a powerful genre and a mood that has influenced writers, artists and designers ever since. This is a gorgeous anthology of extracts from extravagant and dark gothic stories and verse.
Part of the Macmillan Collector’s Library; a series of stunning pocket-sized classics. These beautiful books make perfect gifts or a treat for any book lover. My Gothic Heart is selected and introduced by editor and writer Charlie Castelletti.
My Gothic Heart features tantalising extracts from the famous names of gothic writing such as Ann Radcliffe, Bram Stoker, the Brontë sisters and John Keats. It then travels forward to the early twentieth century, finding gothic resonance in the writing of Virginia Woolf, Oscar Wilde and Wilfred Owen. Altogether, it’s a powerful mix that cannot fail to stir the emotions.
About the Author
Charlie Castelletti is a writer and editor. He holds a BA in English Language and Literature from King’s College, London, and an MPhil from the University of Cambridge where he focused on nineteenth- and twentieth-century literature, period adaptations and queer audiences. He is the author of The Manor House Governess under the pseudonym C. A. Castle and he’s also a picture book author. He has compiled anthologies for Macmillan Collector’s Library where he contrasts the old with the new, from zodiacs to modern dating, always with a view to capturing the zeitgeist. He lives in Cambridgeshire.