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In which things are a bloody mess as I uncover the literary origins of the Gothic romance, “Crimson Peak” (2015).

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“Indie Romance” by Silent Partners

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“Crimson Peak” (2015)
Directed by: Guillermo Del Toro
Written by: Guillermo Del Toro and Matthew Robbins
Production companies: Legendary Pictures, Universal Pictures (distributors)

Main cast: Mia Wasikowska (Edith Cushing), Jessica Chastain (Lady Lucille Sharpe), Tom Hiddleston (Sir Thomas Sharpe), Charlie Hunnam (Dr. Alan McMichael), Jim Beaver (Carter Cushing).

“The Mysteries of Udolpho” by Ann Radcliffe (Dover Publications)

“The Castle of Otranto” by Henry Warpole (Oxford University Press USA)

“Jane Eyre” by Charlotte Bronte (Vintage)

“Rebecca” by Daphne Du Maurier (Virago)

“The Works of Edgar Allen Poe” by Edgar Allen Poe (Kindle)

“Dracula” by Bram Stoker (Penguin Classics)
Joan Fontaine: http://blogs.kent.ac.uk/melodramaresearchgroup/

Edward Cullen: http://www.comicvine.com

“The Nightmare” by John Henry Fuseli. Licensed under Public Domain via Commons: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:John_Henry_Fuseli_-_The_Nightmare.JPG#/media/File:John_Henry_Fuseli_-_The_Nightmare.JPG

“Shipwreck” by Joseph Vernet. Licensed under Public Domain via Commons:¬†https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Romanticism#/media/File:Shipwrec-vernet.jpg

“I was mortally afraid” by F. H. Townsend. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons – https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:P107b.jpg#/media/File:P107b.jpg

“Dracula: First Edition”. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons – https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Dracula1st.jpeg

“Lord Byron coloured drawing”. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons – https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Lord_Byron_coloured_drawing.png#/media/File:Lord_Byron_coloured_drawing.png

“Lord Byron in Albanian dress” by Thomas Phillips – Unknown. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Lord_Byron_in_Albanian_dress.jpg#/media/File:Lord_Byron_in_Albanian_dress.jpg

Key words: gothic fiction, romance, jane austen, lord byron, romantic poets, romantics, mina harker murray, thornfield hall, manderly, mr edward rochester, mrs de winter, english literature, horror