Thursday, November 1, 2012
James, Henry. The Turn of the Screw.
A young governess is hired to take of care of two seemingly perfect children whose parents have died. Soon after, the evil ghosts of the children’s former governess and a servant appear and the children appear to be hiding something.
Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft. Frankenstein .
After studying natural philosophy, chemistry and alchemy, Victor Frankenstein decides to try to bring a body made up of parts of human corpses back to life. He succeeds, but the monster resents him for creating him and he seeks revenge.
Stevenson, Robert Louis. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.
Dr. Jekyll, a respectable London doctor creates a potion that when he drinks it turns him into the evil and murderous Mr. Hyde.
Stoker, Bram. Dracula.
A rich nobleman from Transylvania (Romania) named Count Dracula seeks the help of lawyer Jonathan Harker to help him purchase some real estate so that he can immigrate to England. Harker soon finds that he is trapped in Dracula’s castle. When he finally escapes to England, he doesn’t realize that Dracula has followed him.
Wells, H. G. The Invisible Man.
A mysterious man arrives in a small town in England with his body completely covered in clothes, bandages and large goggles. The townspeople eventually find out that the man is invisible underneath all of the bandages and they chase him out of town. Driven insane by his inability to reverse the invisibility, he goes on a murderous rampage.