On April 29 UVA Today ran an article on the current exhibition in the main gallery of the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library, “Fearsome Ink: The English Gothic Novel to 1830,” curated by the Small Library’s David Whitesell.
The article cites the Special Collection Library’s 2,500 Gothic novels—the largest collection in the world of a late 18th and early 19th century “publishing phenomenon” whose macabre themes inspired Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Robert Louis Stephenson’s The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, and Bram Stoker’s Dracula. The exhibit will run through July.
Please read the full article below.
Fearsome Ink (UVA Today, 4/29/2016)