Genre Study - Gothic Romance

"Gothic romance was a type of novel that flourished in the late 18th and early 19th century in England. Gothic romances were mysteries, often involving the supernatural and heavily tinged with horror, and they were usually set against dark backgrounds of medieval ruins and haunted castles. The Castle of Otranto by Horace Walpole was the forerunner of the type, which included the works of Ann Radcliffe, Matthew Gregory Lewis, Charles R. Maturin, and Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. Jane Austen's novel Northanger Abbey satirizes Gothic romances. The influence of the genre can be found in some works of Coleridge, Le Fanu, Poe, and the Brontës. During the 1960's, so-called Gothic novels became enormously popular in England and the United States. Seemingly…

  • The Awakening

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  • Batman

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  • Beautiful Creatures

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  • Beauty and the Beast

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  • The Black Castle

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  • Black Sunday

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  • Blithe Spirit

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  • Bride of Frankenstein

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  • The Bride

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  • The Brides of Dracula

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  • Brotherhood of the Wolf

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  • Castle of Blood

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  • Castle of Otranto

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  • Cat People

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  • The Changeling

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  • The Company of Wolves

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  • Corpse Bride

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  • Crimson Peak

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  • Cronos

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  • The Curse of Frankenstein

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  • Dark Shadows

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  • Daughters of Darkness

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  • The Devil Rides Out

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  • The Devil's Backbone

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  • The Devil's Veil

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  • Diabolique

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  • Dracula

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  • Dracula

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  • Dracula

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  • Dracula Has Risen from the Grave

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  • Dragonwyck

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  • The Duke of Burgundy

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  • Edward Scissorhands

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  • The Eternal

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  • Eyes Without a Face

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  • The Fearless Vampire Killers

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  • Frankenstein

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  • From Hell

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  • Gaslight

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  • The Ghost and Mrs. Muir

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  • A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

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  • Gothic

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  • Gothika

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  • Great Expectations

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  • Great Expectations

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  • Haunted

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  • The Haunted Castle

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  • The Haunting

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  • The Heiress

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  • The Hound of the Baskervilles

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  • Hour of the Wolf

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  • House of Usher

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  • The Hunger

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  • I Walked with a Zombie

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  • The Innocents

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  • Interview with the Vampire

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  • Jane Eyre

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  • Jane Eyre

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  • Jane Eyre

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  • Julia's Eyes

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  • Kafka

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  • Kill Baby, Kill

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  • The Legacy

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  • Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events

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  • Leonor

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  • Les bois noirs

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  • Mary Reilly

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  • Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

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  • The Masque of the Red Death

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  • Mr. Sardonicus

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  • My Cousin Rachel

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  • The Name of the Rose

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  • Neither the Sea Nor the Sand

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  • Night of Dark Shadows

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  • Night of the Demon

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  • The Nightcomers

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  • Nightmare Castle

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  • Nosferatu

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  • The Old Dark House

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  • Only Lovers Left Alive

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  • The Orphanage

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  • The Others

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  • Pan's Labyrinth

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  • The Phantom of the Opera

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  • The Phantom of the Opera

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  • Phantom Thread

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  • Picnic at Hanging Rock

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  • The Picture of Dorian Gray

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  • The Pit and the Pendulum

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  • The Raven

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  • The Raven

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  • Rebecca

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  • Rouge

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  • The Skeleton Key

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  • Sleepy Hollow

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  • Spider Baby

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  • The Spiral Staircase

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  • Stoker

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  • Stonehearst Asylum

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  • Suburban Gothic

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