Category:Gothic fiction

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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.

Excerpted from Gothic fiction on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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