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History of Gothic Literature: 18th Century

I have been sitting on this series for a while: The History of Gothic Literature. For the definition of gothic literature and its tropes check out this post first In the 18th century novels were either boring or silly. You had two choices, medieval romances or “modern novels” which were very strict to reality and… Continue reading History of Gothic Literature: 18th Century

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The Alternative Girl Tag

Not book related but I saw this tag floating around Youtube and the blogging world and I thought it looked fun. I am not going to tag anyone in this so if anyone wants to give it a go feel free. 1. Describe your style Trad goth with a hint of Victorian. 80% of my… Continue reading The Alternative Girl Tag

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5 Spooky Facts About Famous Horror Writers

Sometimes truth is stranger than fiction. Some of these horror writers had lives straight out of a Gothic novel. 1. Mary Shelly Lost her Virginity on a Grave When she was a teenager Mary fell for the older and very married Percy Shelley. To hide their relationship the two would meet at her mother's grave.… Continue reading 5 Spooky Facts About Famous Horror Writers

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My Top 5 Gothic Novels

I wrote my last "Top Classic Novels" post 2 years ago so I thought I was due to write a new one. I have read a grand total of 32 classic novels since the beginning of last year so I am going to separate my favourites by genre so this will probably end up being… Continue reading My Top 5 Gothic Novels