Monday, January 28, 2013

Gothic Novel

Gothic novel is a novel in which supernatural horrors pervade the action. 

The setting

sinister humans, mysterious castle with secret passages

Gothic elements

ghosts, portents, devils, haunted apparitions, skeletons, omens, ancient prophecy, obscure or hard to understand events, sentimentalism, supernatural events, imprisoned characters and terror fight

Gothic novel examples

Daphne du Maurier, Rebecca
Horace Walpole, The Castle of Otranto
Mary Shelley, Frankenstein
William Beckford, Vathek
Anne Radcliffe, The Mysteries of Udolpho

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