Works in the same genre

To better understand the gothic horror genre, we recommend you read the short story “The Black Cat” by Edgar Allan Poe. The story focuses on the narrator’s psychological transformation, which can be either the result of madness or the supernatural. Just like in “The Demon Lover”, th…


Works with the same theme

For the theme of the supernatural, you could read the short story “The Signal-Man” by Charles Dickens. Here, the narrative tells the story of an intelligent and logical signalman who starts believing he is haunted by a ghost warning him about catastrophic events which are about to happen. Just like Mrs. Drover in “The Demon Lover”, Dickens’ signalman tries to find logical explanations for the events he witnesses, even though he is terrified.

For the theme of the war experience, we recommend the stories “Chickamauga” and “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge” by Ambrose Bierce. While “Chickamauga” is told from the perspective of a child experiencing the horrors of war, “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge” also looks at the theme of reality versus fantasy. Although Mrs. Drover from “The Demon Lover” does not experience war first-hand, she feels its effects m…

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