Definition: Gothic literature is literature that combines elements of horror, romance and romance fiction.
It can be set in a Victorian era or modern day, but it is usually about the horrors and perils of the supernatural.
Its popularity is growing and its books are increasingly popular in schools and libraries.
But it is also one of the most difficult literary genres to classify.
“There are so many different kinds of books, some are more literary than others, but the main thing is to read them as a group,” says Laurie Smith, an English teacher at the Melbourne Institute of the Arts and a member of the Royal Gothic Society.
“It can range from the classic Gothic romance, to the modern Gothic horror, to Victorian Gothic, and modern romance.”
What you end up with is a very diverse book and a range of different styles.
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