Gothic Literature Summary

Everything you need to understand or teach Gothic Literature.

  • Gothic Literature Summary & Study Guide
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  • 1 Encyclopedia Article
  • 9 Literature Criticisms
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Gothic Literature Summary

Gothic literature, a movement that focused on ruin, decay, death, terror, and chaos, and privileged irrationality and passion over rationality and reason, grew in response to the historical, sociological, psychological, and political contexts of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Although Horace Walpole is credited with producing the first Gothic novel, The Castle of Otranto, in 1764, his work was built on a foundation of several elements. First, Walpole tapped a growing fascination with...

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