The Gothic Imagination
Images relating to Dracula and Frankenstein
Whitby Harbour at night
"On the near side, the seawall makes an elbow crooked inversely..."
Steps leading up from Whitby Harbour
"This is to my mind the nicest spot in Whitby, for it lies right over the town..."
Whitby Abbey in shadow
"It is a most noble ruin, of immense size, and full of beautiful and romantic bits".
"Right over the town is the ruin of Whitby Abbey..."
Portrait of Bram Stoker
Portrait of Mary Shelley
Author Mary Shelley, daughter of William Godwin and Mary Wollstonecraft
Mary Shelley's manuscript of Frankenstein
Frankenstein was published in 1818
Lord Byron's house on the shores of Lake Geneva
Mary Shelley had the idea for Frankenstein whilst staying in Bryon's house in 1816.
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1/4 The original vampire horror tale of Count Dracula's reign of terror in Victorian Britain.
First broadcast: 14 Oct 2012
Two seminal gothic horror stories, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein and Bram Stoker's Dracula