Posted: Jan 6, 2006 9:54 pm
well, Dracula is a good classic read. Esp. if you like Frankenstein.
Edith Wharton and Henry James have a plethora of titles, all suitably addressing some character's alienation or distance/clash with society, except that I don't like either author - but they are classics
Portrait of the Lady
Wings of the Dove
both by James are probably the least offensive (to me), your mileage may vary.
Richard Ford is a good contemporary writer you might like
I think one can do no wrong with Martin Amis, esp The London Fields, Money, The Information - all very dark - with protagonists who have complicated inner lives, thoroughly alienated although completely ensconsed in their milieu.