Gothic Tales

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Tales of Terror, Matthew Lewis, published 1808 © Photography © British Library Board

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Percival Delivering Belisane from the Enchantment of Urma, Henry Fuselli. © Tate

 (The Bride of Frankenstein, 1939 © Universal / The Kobal Collection.)
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The Bride of Frankenstein, 1939 © Universal / The Kobal Collection.
 (Poster for Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds, 1963. On loand from the BFI National Archive)
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Poster for Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds, 1963. On loand from the BFI National Archive
 (Still from The Wicker Man, 1973 © StudioCanal Films Ltd. All rights reserved / The Kobal Collection.)
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Still from The Wicker Man, 1973 © StudioCanal Films Ltd. All rights reserved / The Kobal Collection.
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The Vampire Lovers (1970). Kine Weekly, 24 January 1970. Private collection

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Travelling library of Sir Julias Caesar from Strawberry Hill, acquired in 1757 by Horace Walpole. Photography courtesy of British Library.

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Spring-Heeled Jack, Penny Dreadful No.32. Photography © British Library Board

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The Nightmare, after Henry Fuseli. Print made by Thomas Burke. London, 1783. On loan from the Trustees of the British Museum.

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Poster containing Gothic themes for the play 'Manhood', performed at the Elephant and Castle Theatre in July 1890.

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 (© Dave McKean)
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© Dave McKean

© Dave McKean

If the library's Terror and Wonder exhibition has got you in the mood to have your spine chilled, this is the event for you: guest readers including stand-up comedian Stewart Lee, author Audrey Niffenegger and The League of Gentlemen's Reece Shearsmith will introduce you to mysterious happenings in haunted places.

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