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

Empire of the Vampire (Empire of the Vampire, #1)
Dark and Shallow Lies
Summer Sons
White Smoke
The Lighthouse Witches
All These Bodies
Lakesedge (World at the Lake's Edge, #1)
To Break a Covenant
The Corpse Queen
Horseman: A Tale of Sleepy Hollow
The Girls Are Never Gone
The Haunting of Leigh Harker
Yours Cruelly, Elvira: Memoirs of the Mistress of the Dark
Stalking Shadows
The Last Beautiful Girl
Nothing But Blackened Teeth
White Smoke
Mrs. March
The Keepers of Metsan Valo
The Year of the Witching (Bethel, #1)
Mrs. Rochester's Ghost
A Lesson in Vengeance
The Lighthouse Witches
Mrs England
Yours Cruelly, Elvira: Memoirs of the Mistress of the Dark
The Death of Mrs. Westaway
The Mad Women's Ball
Horseman: A Tale of Sleepy Hollow
Parting the Veil
A Twist of Fate (A Stitch in Time #2)
Frankenstein: The 1818 Text
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
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
The Castle of Otranto
The Woman in White

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