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  • n. Plural form of Gothic.


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  • The Michaels books are contemporary Gothics, which is to say they have a little romance, a lot of suspense, and more often than not, a sprinkling of the supernatural.

    Archive 2006-11-01

  • The Gothics wore themselves out about the time Poe wrote his masterpieces.

    Archive 2010-01-01

  • The Gothics spawned both the castle-haunted horror tale such as Dracula by Bram Stoker, and the Mystery tale as designed by the American master, Edgar Allan Poe.

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  • Poe inherited all the silly, spooky trappings of the Gothics but crafted the new genre, Mystery, as a tale with a puzzle built into it.

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  • We can move closer to defining that idea of the secular first by seeing that Brown's novel could be understood as a recent installment in the Gothic genre, taking up the overwhelming interest that Gothics in the late eighteenth century display in the confessional environments of church, monastery, and convent, in order to reinforce the contrasting advantages of more inclusive patterns of institutional action, affiliation, and organization.

    Romantic Fear

  • Legends, myths, and fairy tales were what I devoured, along with any horse books when I was younger and Gothics when I was an older teen.

    MIND MELD: Who are the Most Memorable Characters in Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror?

  • Because if you read hte early Victorian Gothics vampires always did have this heavy romantic appeal component.

    In Which Gail Worries Over Age Gaps in Vampire Relationships

  • Some Gothics play fewer cards than others: Wuthering Heights pretty much ignores the horror of creation, for example, for all that Heathcliff and Catherine make great Vampire-Werewolf hay together.

    princeofcairo: An Anatomy of Horror

  • That literary lack drives her multi-genre odyssey: I began my first published novel, in college because I was fed up with the wimpy heroines of then-popular Gothics, she says.

    Dancing with Werewolves

  • For all their ironic bonhomie a mockery of Mary Henry's loneliness, they are not the cackling villains of the Gothics.

    Lost souls in the sunset


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