Gothic fiction, which is largely known by the genre of Gothic horror and gothic fiction, is a genre or mode of literature and film that combines fiction and horror, death, and at times romance.
The Castle of Otranto (1764) is the first supernatural English novel and one of the most influential works of Gothic fiction.
This 1764 novel is credited as being the first work of gothic fiction.
Gothic fiction (sometimes referred to as Gothic horror or Gothic romanticism) is a genre of literature that combines elements of both horror and romanticism.
Gothic fiction is characterized by the elements of fear, horror, the supernatural and darkness, as well as by characters such as vampires, demons, heroes, heroines and villains. Other elements that characterize this type of fiction might include mystery, romance, lust and dread.
Few creatures of horror have seized readers' imaginations and held them for so long as the anguished monster of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein.
Frankenstein is a classic of 19th century gothic horror.
A list of the elements of plot, character, and style commonly found in gothic novels.
In the most general terms, Gothic literature can be defined as writing that employs dark and picturesque scenery, startling and melodramatic narrative devices, and an overall atmosphere of exoticism, mystery, and dread. Often, a Gothic novel or story will revolve around a large, ancient house that conceals a terrible secret or that serves as the refuge of an especially frightening and threatening character.
Rumors abound that a ghost stalks the dark passages and cellars of the Paris Opera House. No one has actually seen this Phantom, but Christine Daaé, a beautiful and talented young singer, has heard...
Phantom of the Opera is an example of popular 20th century gothic fiction.