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25th Mar '16 6:16:15 AM Morgenthaler
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* MaryWilkinsFreeman (1852-1930): Author of regional Gothic tales like "A Symphony in Lavender" (1883), "The Twelfth Guest" (1893), "Luella Miller" (1902), and "The Shadows on the Wall" (1903, adapted as an episode of NightGallery).

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* MaryWilkinsFreeman (1852-1930): Author of regional Gothic tales like "A Symphony in Lavender" (1883), "The Twelfth Guest" (1893), "Luella Miller" (1902), and "The Shadows on the Wall" (1903, adapted as an episode of NightGallery).Series/NightGallery).
11th Mar '16 12:43:10 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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The name "Gothic" comes from a kind of architecture from TheMiddleAges (christened as such by those who considered it barbaric in comparison to classical architecture, the name coming from the barbarian tribe of the Goths). There were a lot of Gothic ruins lying around Britain, and people in the 18th and 19th centuries developed an interest in them because (a) ruins are always kind of mysterious and melancholy and creepy and (b) they evoked the time period they were built in, which was thought of as a [[TheDungAges barbaric]] time where people believed in (and did) all kinds of weird stuff. For this reason, most early Gothic horror novels were set in that era. They were usually also set in Catholic countries, because the Brits who wrote them considered Catholicism [[ReligionOfEvil sinister]] ([[EvilIsCool yet also kinda cool]]).

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The name "Gothic" comes from a kind of architecture from TheMiddleAges (christened as such by those who considered it barbaric in comparison to classical architecture, the name coming from the barbarian tribe of the Goths). There were a lot of Gothic ruins lying around Britain, and people in the 18th and 19th centuries developed an interest in them because (a) ruins are always kind of mysterious and melancholy and creepy and (b) they evoked the time period they were built in, which was thought of as a [[TheDungAges barbaric]] time where people believed in (and did) all kinds of weird stuff. For this reason, most early Gothic horror novels were set in that era. They were usually also set in Catholic countries, because the Brits who wrote them [[ValuesDissonance considered Catholicism Catholicism]] [[ReligionOfEvil sinister]] ([[EvilIsCool yet also kinda cool]]).
5th Feb '16 3:48:26 PM Homemaderat
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* Creator/VCAndrews (1923-1986)
3rd Feb '16 3:57:46 PM 04tele
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* Isidore Ducasse (1847-1870), aka Le Comte de Lautréamont, although it was only a pseudonym. Author of the self-consciously outrageous ''Literature/LesChantsDeMaldoror'' (1868), later a canonical text for [[{{Surrealism}} the Surrealist movement]] in France and Belgium..

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* Isidore Ducasse (1847-1870), aka Le Comte de Lautréamont, although it was only a pseudonym. Author of the self-consciously outrageous ''Literature/LesChantsDeMaldoror'' (1868), later a canonical text for [[{{Surrealism}} the Surrealist movement]] in France and Belgium..Belgium.
3rd Feb '16 3:56:58 PM 04tele
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* Isidore Ducasse (1847-1870), aka Le Comte de Lautréamont, although it was only a pseudonym. Author of the self-consciously outrageous ''Literature/LesChantsDeMaldoror'' (1868), later a canonical text for [[{{Surrealism}} the Surrealist movement]] in France and Belgium..
2nd Jan '16 6:20:04 AM mirisu92
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* Creator/ArthurConanDoyle (1859-1930). Creator of Literature/SherlockHolmes. His novel ''Literature/TheHoundOfTheBaskervilles'' (1901-1902) uses classic gothic horror elements, but of course more in the Ann Radcliffe, ScoobyDooHoax style.

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* Creator/ArthurConanDoyle (1859-1930). Creator of Literature/SherlockHolmes. His novel ''Literature/TheHoundOfTheBaskervilles'' (1901-1902) uses classic gothic horror elements, but of course more in the Ann Radcliffe, ScoobyDooHoax style. (On the other hand, he also wrote "Lot No. 249", an early {{Mummy}} tale, in an era when fascination with AncientEgypt was gaining ground.)
2nd Jan '16 6:17:26 AM mirisu92
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* MaryWilkinsFreeman (1852-1930): Author of regional Gothic tales like "ASymphonyInLavender" (1883), "TheTwelfthGuest" (1893), "LuellaMiller" (1902), and "TheShadowsOnTheWall" (1903, adapted as an episode of NightGallery).

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* MaryWilkinsFreeman (1852-1930): Author of regional Gothic tales like "ASymphonyInLavender" "A Symphony in Lavender" (1883), "TheTwelfthGuest" "The Twelfth Guest" (1893), "LuellaMiller" "Luella Miller" (1902), and "TheShadowsOnTheWall" "The Shadows on the Wall" (1903, adapted as an episode of NightGallery).
29th Aug '15 6:52:09 AM gallium
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* Creator/EdgarAllanPoe (1809-1849). One of the most important writers of Gothic fiction; wrote the first GreatDetective [[MysteryFiction Mystery]]. He revisited classic gothic themes in the short stories "The Fall of the House of Usher" (1839), and "The Pit and the Pendulum" (1842), among many other classics of the genre. His best known Gothic poem is probably ''Literature/TheRaven'' (1845).

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* Creator/EdgarAllanPoe (1809-1849). One of the most important writers of Gothic fiction; wrote the first GreatDetective [[MysteryFiction Mystery]]. He revisited classic gothic themes in the short stories "The Fall of the House of Usher" "Literature/TheFallOfTheHouseOfUsher" (1839), and "The Pit and the Pendulum" (1842), among many other classics of the genre. His best known Gothic poem is probably ''Literature/TheRaven'' (1845).
23rd Aug '15 3:30:13 PM pinkdalek
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* One of the more popular and influential eras of ''Series/DoctorWho'' - featuring Philip Hinchcliffe as producer, Creator/RobertHolmes as script editor and Creator/TomBaker as the lead - is sufficiently influenced by this movement to be known by the FanNickname 'the Gothic Horror era'.
18th Jul '15 8:44:16 AM mirisu92
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* James Malcolm Rymer (18141884). Possible TropeCodifier for the AffablyEvil vampire character in ''Literature/VarneyTheVampire'' (1847).

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* James Malcolm Rymer (18141884). Possible TropeCodifier for Helped [[TropeCodifier popularize]] the AffablyEvil vampire FriendlyNeighborhoodVampire with the title character in of ''Literature/VarneyTheVampire'' (1847).(1847), which is also the TropeCodifier for many commonly used vampire tropes such as fangs, two-hole puncture wounds, and SuperStrength, among others.
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