Gothic Collectibles

Posted Fri, 08/08/08

I'm slowly building my collection of Dark Shadows books from the paperback series. It isn't so much that they are hard to find, but rather they are scattered in far-flung places across America and other parts of the world, most notably England.

From Dark Shadows Online:

Dark Shadows Collectibles: Paperback SeriesThe early storylines of Dark Shadows were clearly inspired by classic Gothic tales with a sad, beautiful governess wandering the grounds of a mysterious mansion. So it's fitting that the show spawned a series of Gothic novels set at the spooky estate of Collinwood. Starting in 1966, Paperback Library published the 32-volume set by Marilyn Ross (aka Dan Ross). Fans of the Collins clan snapped up millions of copies, making it one of the most successful TV tie-in book series ever published.

I used to have a dozen of the titles but over the years and through various moves I lost most of them. However, I'm in gear to get them all back as I search for decent copies through Abe Books and elsewhere.

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