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

New Releases Tagged "Gothic"

Northanger Abbey
The Revenant of Thraxton Hall: The Paranormal Casebooks of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
A Love Like Blood
The Devil in the Corner
The Path To Decay (Vlad Dracula, #2) (The Dracula Chronicles, #2)
The Winter People
The Line (Witching Savannah, #1)
While Beauty Slept
The Glass Casket
The Drowned Forest
Dark Surrender


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    Release date: Oct 28, 2014
    "Beautiful Creatures meets Romeo and Juliet meets The Body Finder in this spellbinding new trilogy."

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    Mark of Distinction (Price of Privilege, #2)
    Release date: May 01, 2014
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    The Winter People
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    The Archived (The Archived, #1)
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    Jane Eyre
    The Picture of Dorian Gray
    The Thirteenth Tale
    The Castle of Otranto
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    The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
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    The Phantom of the Opera
    The Woman in White
    The Mysteries of Udolpho
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