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Gothic Literature: A History

It's Gothic Horror month here at The Midnight Society. There have already been some fabulous posts like Both Things I Know About Gothic Horror I Learned from Jane Austen Who Learned from Ann Radcliffe from Erica Davis and My Favorite Gothics from Jenna Lehne. Today I wanted to talk about Gothic literature and tell you a little more about it. There's so much I could say about this subject, as it includes most of my favorite stories and authors, but for the sake of not rambling, I tried to keep my wits about me. But first, let me share my Gothic lit[...]


Found! Ten Signs You’re reading a Gothic Novel

I love having friends who know that I'm simultaneously into horror and design. When they find interesting things online, they sometimes send them in my direction. Today was no exception. The "Best of 2014" lists have begun circulating, and the following was passed on to me today in one such collection. The result? An awesome infographic on Gothic Horror from The Guardian. Gothic Horror is a subset of the horror genre that is characterized by a few very special elements, and combines elements of romance and horror. It's thought that the first gothic horror novel w[...]