Thursday 7 November 2019

Guest Post by Invaluable - The Top 10 Elements of Gothic Literature

Gothic literature as a genre appeared as a subsection of Romanticism in the 18th-century and has enthralled readers with chilling stories of death and romance since then. Gothic authors such as Mary Shelley, Charlotte Bronte, and Bram Stoker used similar themes that defined the genre. These gothic themes provide great inspiration for writing or reading your own creepy literature.

  • Mystery and Fear
  • Supernatural and Paranormal Activity
  • Atmosphere and Setting
  • Omens and Curses
  • Anti-hero
  • Romance
  • Nightmares
  • Villain
  • Emotional Distress
  • Damsel in Distress

For a wider look at some of these elements, this guide from Invaluable highlights how famous writers have used central themes of Gothic literature in their stories. Whether you're participating in National Novel Writing Month and are looking for inspiration, or just want to pick up some spooky reads, dive into these themes to learn more about this bewitching genre.

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