Monday, December 21, 2015

Goth Monday

A long walk down a dark corridor.  

Yes, dear readers, in other words--it is Monday.

This Monday's topic: "What is Gothic Romantic Fiction".

Gothic fiction is a genre of literature that combines elements of both horror and romance. As a genre, it is generally believed to have been invented by the English author Horace Walpole, with his 1764 novel The Castle of Otranto.

Prominent features of Gothic fiction include terror (both psychological and physical), mystery, the supernatural, ghosts, haunted houses and Gothic architecture, castles, darkness, death, decay, doubles, madness, secrets and hereditary curses.  ~ Excerpted from Gothic fiction on Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia.

This Monday I would like to share a few of my favorites quotes from Gothic Romantic novels I read, and re-read.  If you would like to share your favorites quotes, please add them to the comments area of this blog.

"I will not let you go into the unknown alone."  Braun Stoker.

"The boundaries which divide Life from Death are at best shadowy and vague.  Who shall say where one ends, and where the other begins?"  Edgar Allan Poe.

"If he loved you with all the power of his soul for a whole lifetime, he couldn't love you as much as I do in a single day."  Emily Brontë

How do you, dear reader, define the Gothic Romantic literature written today?


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