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Terror and Wonder, the UK’s largest exhibition of Gothic literature, at the British Library Posted at 10:30 AM by Dave Post

Dave Post

Terror and Wonder: The Gothic ImaginationBritish Library at the British Library explores Gothic culture’s roots in British literature and celebrates 250 years since the publication of the first Gothic novel.

Alongside the manuscripts of classic novels such as Frankenstein, Dracula and Jane Eyre, the exhibition brings the dark and macabre to life with artefacts, old and new. Highlights of the exhibition include a vampire slaying kit and 18th and 19th century Gothic fashions, as well as one of Alexander McQueen’s iconic catwalk creations. Also on display is a model of the Wallace and Gromit Were-Rabbit, showing how Gothic literature has inspired varied and colourful aspects of popular culture in exciting ways over centuries.

The exhibit runs through 20 January 2015.  See the full press release for more details.