Gothic fiction is a genre of literature that combines elements of both the uncanny and romance. As a genre, it is generally believed to have been invented by the English author Horace Walpole, with his 1764 novel The Castle of Otranto. Gothic fiction is considered to be the parent genre for both Horror and Mystery, among other genres. The effect of Gothic fiction feeds on a pleasing sort of terror, an extension of Romantic literary pleasures that were relatively new at the time of Walpole's novel. Melodrama and parody (including self-parody) were other long-standing features of the Gothic init...more

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    Taming Darkness
    Release date: Apr 16, 2014
    Autographed paperback copy of Taming Darkness, book one of The Darkness Saga by Kat Daemon *Available to United States residents only.*

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    Giveaway dates: Jul 06 - Aug 06, 2014
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  • Castle of Sorrows by Jonathan Janz
    Castle of Sorrows
    Release date: Jul 01, 2014
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  • Gutter Kisses and a Hug on Garbage Day by Casey Renee Kiser
    Gutter Kisses and a Hug on Garbage Day
    10th Anniversary

    This collection of poetry is definitely dark but you will find no ghosts, goblins, or vampires hiding out. These poems come alive from…more View Details »
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    5 copies available, 151 people requesting
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  • Frankenstein
    Jane Eyre
    Wuthering Heights
    The Thirteenth Tale
    The Castle of Otranto
    The Monk
    The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
    Northanger Abbey
    The Phantom of the Opera
    The Woman in White
    The Mysteries of Udolpho
    The Turn of the Screw
    Interview with the Vampire (The Vampire Chronicles, #1)
    Dracula by Bram StokerThe Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar WildeJane Eyre by Charlotte BrontëThe Vampire Lestat by Anne RiceWuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
    Gothic Books You Should Read
    75 books — 116 voters
    The Moth Diaries by Rachel KleinRappaccini's Daughter by Nathaniel HawthorneThe Great God Pan by Arthur MachenCarmilla by Joseph Sheridan Le FanuThus Spoke Zarathustra by Friedrich Nietzsche
    Works Mentioned in The Moth Diaries
    23 books — 3 voters

    Fallen by Lauren KateTorment by Lauren KateHush, Hush by Becca FitzpatrickRed Riding Hood by Sarah Blakley-CartwrightPassion by Lauren Kate
    Gothy Book Covers
    349 books — 540 voters
    My First Travel Angelic Airline Adventures by Anna OthitisThe Dry by Rebecca NolenSeven Wonders Of The WORLD by Anna OthitisThe Dry by Rebecca NolenThe Hob and the Deerman by Pat  Walsh
    Christian Children's Fantasy
    23 books — 71 voters

    Daniel Levine
    Daniel   Levine Hyde
    The villain of The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde seizes his chance to tell the classic story in the new historical thriller Hyde, set in gritty Victorian London.
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    B.E. Scully
    This is not written for the young or the light of heart, not for the tranquil species of men whose souls are content with the simple pleasures of family, church, or profession. Rather, I write to those beings like myself whose existence is compounded by a lurid intermingling of the dark and the light; who can judge rationally and think with reason, yet who feel too keenly and churn with too great a passion; who have an incessant longing for happiness and yet are shadowed by a deep and persistent m...more
    B.E. Scully

    All is as if the world did cease to exist. The city's monuments go unseen, its past unheard, and its culture slowly fading in the dismal sea.
    Nathan Reese Maher

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    The Gothic Poets Society Wits, Words & Spirits! Who Are We? We are a group of like minded individuals who haunt dark halls…more

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    Flawless Ritual
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