This essay resulted from an article written by the author, for a website in the United States. It tells of how four of the greatest British authors of the Gothic period, at one time or another, came to visit or stay in the ancient seaport of Whitby, on England's rugged North Yorkshire Coast. Charles Dickens, Wilkie Collins, Lewis Carroll, and Bram Stoker all came to Whitby and its surrounding area during the 19th century, and received direct, or in some cases and as the author proposes, indirect inspiration for the wonderful works they wrote. You will hear in this audiobook, about where they stayed or dined within the town, as well as what elements of its folklore and scenery became part of their fascinating literary works. It also mentions who they met or chose to be with them, as they roamed this lovely old town's piers, cobbled streets, and narrow yards.