recommends two of his lesser known countrymen:
Charles Robert Maturin, a penniless Anglican curate whose plays were derided by Coleridge for their immorality. His meandering, absurdly plotted Melmoth the Wanderer
is a weird and captivating classic of the genre. A personal favourite.
Sheridan Le Fanu, a nineteenth century author who was an influence on Bram Stoker. Keep an eye out for his psychologically intense Uncle Silas
, and/or a neat volume of his short stories in Through a Glass, Darkly