Marley's ghost appearing to Scrooge. Illustration for Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol," 19th century.
John Dee and Edward Kelley invoking the spirit of a deceased person (engraving from the Astrology by Ebenezer Sibly, 1806)
Robert Louis Stevenson's Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (1886) was a classic Gothic work of the 1880s, seeing many stage adaptations.
19th-century etching by John Leech of the Ghost of Christmas Present as depicted in Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol
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Illustration for a classical Japanese kaidan story Yotsuya from the series One Hundred Tales (Hyaku monogatari). The ghost of Oiwa manifesting herself as a ...
John McLenan's illustration of the dramatic moment the fire breaks out in Satis House, from the American edition of Great Expectations, 1861.
In the nineteenth century, the Arctic, then still largely undiscovered, captured the imagination of the Western world.
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Rumors of hauntings abound with claims that ghosts traveled from Europe along with the parts of the house that were originally salvaged from castle ruins.
Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol (1843) was a phenomenal success in the 19th century and is still closely associated with the author.
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In this illustration of Chesney Wold - the Dedlocks' stately home - Hablot Knight Browne draws out the setting's Gothic elements. From the original monthly ...
1902) by Albert Robida showing a futuristic view of air travel over Paris in the year 2000 as people leave the opera
Mary Shelley's Frankenstein; or, the Modern Prometheus (1818) has come to define Gothic fiction in the Romantic period. Frontispiece to 1831 edition shown.
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Relief from a carved funerary lekythos at Athens showing Hermes as psychopomp conducting the soul of the deceased, Myrrhine into Hades (ca. 430-420 B.C.)
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The picturesque and evocative ruin is a common theme in Gothic literature. This image shows the ruins of Kenilworth Castle.
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Getting the timing of a holiday wrong can have disastrous consequences, as City Of The Dead illustrates. Nan Barlow is a history student who, ...
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... was synonymous with poverty and crime, a black hole to most Londoners. Dickens stormed it with pen and paper. (The Print Collector / Alamy)
The archetype of the Creator is a familiar image in Blake's work. Here, the demiurgic figure Urizen prays before the world he has forged.
In the Preface to the Lyrical Ballads, Wordsworth writes that he has 'taken as much pains to avoid [poetic diction] as others ordinarily take to produce it' ...
Frank Brangwyn, Story of Ansal-Wajooodaud, Rose-in-Bloom ("The daughter of a Visier sat at a lattice window"), 1895–96, watercolour and tempera on millboard