Gothic fiction began in England with The Castle of Otranto (1764) by Horace Walpole. It depended for its effect on the pleasing terror it induced in the reader, a new extension of literary pleasures that was essentially Romantic. It is the predecessor of modern horror fiction and is the source of the connection between "gothic" and the dark and horrific.
This category has only the following subcategory.
- ► Gothic novelists (2 P)
Pages in category "Gothic fiction"
The following 23 pages are in this category, out of 23 total.