Gothic

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 initi
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Mexican Gothic
Beyond the Sea
Catherine House
Path of Night (Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, #3)
Opium and Absinthe
The House by the Sea
Fangs
The Caretakers
The Retreat
Every Single Secret
Escaping from Houdini (Stalking Jack the Ripper, #3)
The Shape of Night
El laberinto de los espíritus (El cementerio de los libros olvidados, #4)
Wakenhyrst
Wicked Saints (Something Dark and Holy, #1)
The Roanoke Girls
My Plain Jane (The Lady Janies, #2)
The Sea of Lost Girls
Capturing the Devil (Stalking Jack the Ripper, #4)
Frankenstein: The 1818 Text
Dracula
Wuthering Heights
Rebecca
Jane Eyre
The Picture of Dorian Gray
We Have Always Lived in the Castle
The Thirteenth Tale
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
The Haunting of Hill House
The Castle of Otranto
The Turn of the Screw
The Woman in White
The Monk
Northanger Abbey
Silent in the Grave by Deanna RaybournWhat Angels Fear by C.S. HarrisAnd Only to Deceive by Tasha AlexanderCrocodile on the Sandbank by Elizabeth PetersThe Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle
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Modern Gothic
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