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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Velvet Was the Night
A Lesson in Vengeance
The Turnout
The Family Plot
The Devil Makes Three
Mrs. Rochester's Ghost
Mrs. March
Tidepool
John Eyre: A Tale of Darkness and Shadow
Revelator
Nameless
The Final Girl Support Group
The Taking of Jake Livingston
The Book of Accidents
Small Favors
Mrs. Rochester's Ghost
Mrs. March
Mrs England
A Lesson in Vengeance
The Family Plot
White Smoke
The Death of Mrs. Westaway
The House by the Sea
Dark and Shallow Lies
The Drowning Kind
The Glass House
The Devil Makes Three
Not One of Us
The Retreat
Girls of Brackenhill
Frankenstein: The 1818 Text
Dracula
Rebecca
Wuthering Heights
Jane Eyre
The Picture of Dorian Gray
We Have Always Lived in the Castle
Mexican Gothic
The Haunting of Hill House
The Thirteenth Tale
The Turn of the Screw
The Castle of Otranto
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Carmilla
The Woman in White

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