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YA Gothic

I'm beginning to see a few YA gothics (and I've written one myself) and I wanted a list with recent and upcoming books in this genre.

What makes a gothic? The underlying sense of danger, a newcomer to a creepy place, the secrets, a charming and seductive admirer, and supernatural/paranormal elements. A classic gothic tale is Charlotte Bronte's JANE EYRE, but gothics can range from the clearly paranormal like Bram Stoker's Dracula to the spookiness of Daphne du Maurier's Rebecca, which has no supernatural elements, to the wild passions of Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights.
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message 1: by Teresa (new)

Teresa Hello! I am a graduate student studying book publishing at NYU, and for my graduate thesis I am proposing a contemporary YA Gothic Literature imprint. Please take my survey (which is completely anonymous) to help me with my market research! Thank you so much!

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1X0Fl...


message 2: by Emma (new)

Emma Could I use your description of what makes a Gothic novel for library lessons please


~☆~Autumn♥♥☔ Dracula is definitely supernatural! Above you say "no supernatural elements". I think gothic is defintely supernatural. What about Wuthering Heights? That is supernatural and also gothic.


~☆~Autumn♥♥☔ Traits of gothic novels:

Image result for gothic traits
Here is a list of some common elements found in Gothic novels:
Gloomy, decaying setting (haunted houses or castles with secret passages, trapdoors, and other mysterious architecture)
Supernatural beings or monsters (ghosts, vampires, zombies, giants)
Curses or prophecies.
Damsels in distress.
Heroes.
Romance.


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