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Seven Gothic Tales

Seven Gothic Tales

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Written by Isak DinesenAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Isak Dinesen

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
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  • Publisher: Vintage
  • On Sale: December 3, 1991
  • Price: $16.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-679-73641-7 (0-679-73641-7)
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Here are seven exquisite tales combining the keen psychological insight characteristic of the modern short story with the haunting mystery of the nineteenth-century Gothic tale, in the tradition of writers such as Goethe, Hoffmann, and Poe.


"These tales are a modern refinement of German romanticism...They are peopled, or haunted, by ghosts of a past age, voluptuaries of dreaming of the singers and ballerinas of the operas of Mozart and Gluck, young men who are too melancholy to enjoy love or too perverse to profit by it, maidens dedicated to chastity and others hopeful of a gentlemanly seduction; their generally fantastic adventures are exquisitely played."--The New York Times