Interview with James Machin, author of Weird Fiction in Britain 1880-1939

Good morning all, Today I have a wonderful addition to my blog as James Machin has kindly dedicated his time to The Gothic Bookworm in the form of an interview. I hope you enjoy! Interview with James Machin about Weird Fiction in Britain, 1880–1939. Interview by The Gothic Bookworm. What was your inspiration behind Weird…

Weird Fiction in Britain 1880-1939 by James Machin – Book Review

Good morning everyone, Today I am reviewing James Machin’s newest book, Weird Fiction in Britain 1880-1939 (2018, Palgrave Gothic, Palgrave Macmillan) ISBN: 978-3-319-90526-6 Ebook ISBN: 978-319-90527-3 James Machin’s Weird Fiction in Britain 1880-1939 draws attention to the emerging genre of ‘weird fiction’ in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. His text concentrates on the…

Sleeping with the Lights On by Darryl Jones- Book Review

Good evening everyone. I have a devilishly good read for you all… I am reviewing Sleeping with the Lights On: The Unsettling Story of Horror by Darryl Jones (2018, Oxford: Oxford University Press) ISBN: 9780198826484 Darryl Jones’ Sleeping with the Lights On is a comprehensive study of the manifestation of horror within the world today….

Top 10 ‘Victorian Gothic’ Artworks

Hello everyone, Thank you to all those who voted on Twitter and Facebook for what I should do for my Halloween special- it came to a tie-breaker between Horror vs Gothic and Top 10 Gothic Artworks. Only one vote separated the votes ans although Horror vs Gothic won, I was also looking forward to posting this…

Bram Stoker’s Dracula – touring production 2018 review

    Being one of the most beloved Gothic and horror novels of all time, Dracula (1897) by Bram Stoker is infamous for ‘creating’ the iconic vampire figure, Count Dracula. Therefore, it is no surprise that such a novel would have been adapted over the years into various productions, films, television series, etc, with one…

Horror vs Gothic – Halloween Special

Hello ghosts and ghouls, werewolves and witches, vampires and – you get the picture… HAPPY HALLOWEEN! I wouldn’t be a very good blogger if I didn’t take advantage of Halloween! I did a poll on twitter as to what you would like my Halloween special to be about, and you voted Horror vs Gothic! Thank…

Gothic Fantasy: Bram Stoker, Horror Stories – A review

Good afternoon horror fanatics and gothic ghouls! Today I will be reviewing Gothic Fantasy: Bram Stoker, Horror Stories, published by Flame Tree Press earlier this year with a foreword by Dr. Catherine Wynne. I will be reviewing this specific collection as a whole, with details of how to purchase a copy after my review Blurb…

10 facts you didn’t know about Lord Byron!

Hello there spooks and spooklings! If you’re here, I suspect it’s because you want to get to know Lord Byron a little bit more! This figure, donning the term ‘Byronic’ if one of the most influential people in history! Born George Gordon Byron, 22 January 1788, Byron had more than his fair share of drama…