The Bronte’s, Heroines of Gothic Literature

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!   For the final day of Gothic week I have decided that the topic will be about the Brontes!    I will be discussing the sisters, their literature, and especially their heroines.   I will focus mainly on my favorite Catherine Earnshaw and on Jane Eyre.    I have to be honest, Anne,…

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Carmilla and Dracula: Gothic Vampire Icons

For today’s entry in Gothic Week I have chosen to take on the stories of two iconic vampires!    Carmilla was the original vampire story written by Joseph Sheridan LeFanu.   Dracula would come much later, written by Bram Stoker!   Both would take inspiration from actual deadly historical figures.   It is highly likely…

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Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, Gothic Icon

For this last Femme Fatale Friday of October, and in celebration of Gothic Week 2021, I have chosen to discuss Mary Shelley!    Mary Shelley was the daughter of the great feminist icon Mary Wollstonecraft and the writer William Godwin.   Mary would lead a rebellious life, making her a perfect choice for Femme Fatale…

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Lizzie Siddal as Inspiration for Lucy Westernra

For today’s entry in Gothic Week I have chosen a bit of a unique topic.    I want to look at how Bram Stoker may have been inspired by Lizzie Siddal when he wrote the character of Lucy in Dracula.   It has been said that Stoker was living in London (when he moved from…

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Sleepy Hollow as Iconic American Gothic

For today’s entry in Gothic Week I have decided to choose one of the essential American Gothic tales.   Sleepy Hollow tells the tale of school teacher Ichabod Crane as he maneuvers his new role in the town of Sleepy Hollow, in upstate New York!    When arriving in Sleepy Hollow he meets the lovely…

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My Top 5 Gothic Films Not Based on Books

For today’s entry into Gothic Week I have chosen to do a list of Gothic films, not based on books.   Once again the films will not be ranked, instead just a list of what to watch for a taste of the Gothic! Meridian (1990) ~This 90s classic, of a sort, starred Sherilyn Fenn, and…

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My Top 15 Essential Gothic Reads

Hello my lovely readers, and welcome to Gothic Week on White Rose of Avalon!   For day one I have decided to write up a list of my 15 essential Gothic reads.   This will not be a ranked countdown like most of my lists, as it is nearly impossible for me to choose a…

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My Top 5 Creepy Female Characters

For today’s post I have decided to do a countdown of creepy women characters.    These are female characters that are known mostly for the fact that they are spooky for some reason!    As we are in the season for all things spooky, it is the perfect time to do this countdown. Number 5:…

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My Top 5 Favorite Parodies

Today I would like to do a countdown of my favorite parodies, both film and television series.     Number 5: Airplane! (Film series) ~These films are hilarious send-ups of airplane based films.    The whole of the first film is uproarious and is very fun to watch. Number 4: Scary Movie (Film series) ~The…

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