Seven Gothic Tales

8 best books like Seven Gothic Tales (Isak Dinesen): Wise Child, Three Tales, Tobacco Road, The Basic Writings: On Liberty/The Subjection of Women/Utilitarianism, Den forsvundne fuldmægtig, Dreams from Bunker Hill, The Angelic Avengers, Isak Dinesen: The Life of a Storyteller

Wise Child
AuthorMonica Furlong
I heard about Monica Furlong's Wise Child from fellow goodreader Ruby Hollyberry. She wrote that a friend of hers attributed this book making her a witch. That's a neat as hell description of a book, and of course, I had to check it out. I feel some major digressions coming on... Wait, is it just gas? Nah...
AuthorGustave Flaubert
First published in 1877, these three stories are dominated by questions of doubt, love, loneliness, and religious experience; together they confirm Flaubert as a master of the short story. A Simple Heart (also published as A Simple Soul), relates the story of Félicité, an uneducated serving-woman...
AuthorErskine Caldwell
Back in the early 1980's, when I lived in Augusta, Georgia, there was a country backroad outside of town called Tobacco Road. I had heard of the book with this title and I wondered if this was just a coincidence or was this the setting for the book Tobacco Road.

Curious, I checked the book out of the...
AuthorJohn Stuart Mill
The writings of John Stuart Mill have become the cornerstone of political liberalism. Collected for the first time in this volume are Mill's three seminal and most widely read works: "On Liberty, The Subjection of Women, and Utilitarianism," A brilliant defense of individual rights versus the power...
AuthorHans Scherfig
Two men, former schoolmates, disappear, and one appears to have committed suicide. Later, a strange man shows up in a rural town...

I can't remember where I found this book, but likely I picked it up due to the striking linocut print on the cover, made by the author, who was a painter and a naturalist...
AuthorJohn Fante
My first collision with fame was hardly memorable. I was a busboy at Marx's Deli. The year was 1934. The place was Third and Hill, Los Angeles. I was twenty-one years old, living in a world bounded on the west by Bunker Hill, on the east by Los Angeles Street, on the south by Pershing Square, and on the north...
The Angelic Avengers
AuthorPierre Andrézel
Lucan has been orphaned and Zosine has been deserted, and London is a hostile place for two young girls without a home. Bound together by poverty, grief and their shared years at school, they set out to make a future for themselves in new surroundings. They are adopted by the austere, puritanical Reverend...
Isak Dinesen: The Life of a Storyteller
AuthorJudith Thurman
A brilliant literary portrait, Isak Dinesen remains the only comprehensive biography of one of the greatest storytellers of our time. Her magnificent memoir, Out of Africa, established Isak Dinesen as a major twentieth-century author, who was twice nominated for the Nobel Prize.

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