History Main / GothicHorror

21st Apr '17 11:20:43 AM CaptEquinox
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For an in-depth look go to [[http://web.archive.org/web/20131203014156/http://www.violetbooks.com/ Violet Books]] (unfortunately deceased, but resurrected -- appropriately enough) and the still-active [[http://gaslight.mtroyal.ab.ca/ Gaslight Reading & Discussion Site]].

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For an in-depth look go to [[http://web.archive.org/web/20131203014156/http://www.violetbooks.com/ Violet Books]] (unfortunately deceased, but resurrected -- appropriately enough) and the still-active [[http://gaslight.mtroyal.ab.ca/ Gaslight Reading & Discussion Site]].
Site]]. See also Lovecraft's essay ''[[http://www.hplovecraft.com/writings/texts/essays/shil.aspx Supernatural Horror in Literature]]''.
27th Jan '17 12:29:50 AM Xtifr
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* Henry James (1843-1916). Author of ''Literature/TheTurnOfTheScrew'' (1898).

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* Henry James Creator/HenryJames (1843-1916). Author of ''Literature/TheTurnOfTheScrew'' (1898).



* EdithWharton (1862-1937): Disciple of HenryJames' . Wrote classic ghost stories, collected in volumes like ''TalesOfMenAndGhosts'' (1910).

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* EdithWharton Creator/EdithWharton (1862-1937): Disciple of HenryJames' .Creator/HenryJames' . Wrote classic ghost stories, collected in volumes like ''TalesOfMenAndGhosts'' (1910).
23rd Jan '17 8:03:12 AM Argon2
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* ''VideoGame/HauntingGround'' is essentially a gothic horror game- a young, FragileFlower heroine ventures/flees through an incredibly elaborate castle inhabited only by Frankentinian servants and sexually abusive vampires whose motivations are vague but clearly malicious. Keeping her fear to manageable levels is actually a game mechanic.
11th Dec '16 12:43:30 PM CaptEquinox
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* Creator/MarieCorelli (1855-1924) had this in some of her novels, notably ''Wormwood'' and ''Vendetta''.
6th Nov '16 10:04:58 AM mirisu92
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* Creator/JossWhedon.
30th Oct '16 1:31:22 PM CaptEquinox
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For an in-depth look go to [[http://web.archive.org/web/20131203014156/http://www.violetbooks.com/ Violet Books]] (unfortunately deceased, but resurrected -- appropriately enough).

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For an in-depth look go to [[http://web.archive.org/web/20131203014156/http://www.violetbooks.com/ Violet Books]] (unfortunately deceased, but resurrected -- appropriately enough).
enough) and the still-active [[http://gaslight.mtroyal.ab.ca/ Gaslight Reading & Discussion Site]].
30th Oct '16 1:29:06 PM CaptEquinox
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For an in-depth look go to [[http://web.archive.org/web/20131203014156/http://www.violetbooks.com/ Violet Books]] (unfortunately deceased, but resurrected -- appropriately enough).



* Creator/{{Ouida}} (1839-1908) had Gothic elements in many of her stories. She even had some tales with [[EverythingsDeaderWithZombies zombies]].



* Marjorie Bowen (1885-1952). Prolific author of gothic novels, horror tales, and historical novels. Several of her stories were collected posthumously in the collection "Literature/KecksiesAndOtherTwilightTales" (1976).

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* Marjorie Bowen (1885-1952). Prolific author of gothic novels, horror tales, and historical novels. Several of her stories were collected posthumously in the collection "Literature/KecksiesAndOtherTwilightTales" (1976). [[http://web.archive.org/web/20131203014156/http://www.violetbooks.com/bowen.html Her own life story]] was pretty horrific as well.
25th Oct '16 9:39:15 AM mirisu92
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* Creator/LordByron (1788-1824). His ByronicHero was a major contribution to Gothic fiction. The type was introduced in the narrative poem ''Literature/ChildeHaroldsPilgrimage'' (1812-1818). His poem ''Literature/TheGiaour'' (1813) is one of the earliest depictions of vampires in fiction. The satiric poem ''Literature/DonJuan'' (1818-1824) is not part of the genre.

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* Creator/LordByron (1788-1824). His ByronicHero was a major contribution to Gothic fiction. The type was introduced in the narrative poem ''Literature/ChildeHaroldsPilgrimage'' (1812-1818). His poem ''Literature/TheGiaour'' (1813) is one of the earliest depictions of vampires in fiction. The satiric poem ''Literature/DonJuan'' (1818-1824) is not part of the genre.genre, however.
25th Oct '16 9:36:41 AM mirisu92
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* George W.M. Reynolds (1814-1879). He wrote the serial novels ''Literature/TheMysteriesOfLondon'' (c. 1844-1848), and ''Literature/TheMysteriesOfTheCourtOfLondon'' (1848-1856). He was a pioneer of the "urban mysteries" style of gothic horror. Tales changing the story setting from the haunted castles of the past to the great metropolis of the Industrial Revolution. He luridly depicted the poverty, crime, and violence of London life.
* James Malcolm Rymer (18141884). Helped [[TropeCodifier popularize]] the FriendlyNeighborhoodVampire with the title character of ''Literature/VarneyTheVampire'' (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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* George W.M. Reynolds (1814-1879). He wrote the serial novels ''Literature/TheMysteriesOfLondon'' (c. 1844-1848), and ''Literature/TheMysteriesOfTheCourtOfLondon'' (1848-1856). He was a pioneer of the "urban mysteries" "[[UrbanFantasy urban mysteries]]" style of gothic horror. Tales changing the story setting from the haunted castles of the past to the great metropolis of the Industrial Revolution. He luridly depicted the poverty, crime, and violence of London life.
* James Malcolm Rymer (18141884). Helped [[TropeCodifier popularize]] pave the way for]] the FriendlyNeighborhoodVampire with the title character of ''Literature/VarneyTheVampire'' (1847), which is also the TropeCodifier for many commonly used vampire tropes such as fangs, two-hole puncture wounds, and SuperStrength, among others.



* Mary E Braddon (1835-1915). Writer of sensation novels, which took on Gothic tropes like secret marriages and madwomen. Author of ''Literature/LadyAudleysSecret'' (1862), one of the first mystery novels, and a possible forerunner to the FilmNoir genre.

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* Mary E Braddon (1835-1915). Writer of sensation novels, which took on Gothic tropes like secret marriages and madwomen.madwomen but generally left out supernatural elements. Author of ''Literature/LadyAudleysSecret'' (1862), one of the first mystery novels, and a possible forerunner to the FilmNoir genre.
25th Oct '16 9:33:01 AM mirisu92
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* Mary E Braddon (1835-1915). Writer of sensation novels, which took on Gothic tropes like secret marriages and madwomen. Author of ''Literature/LadyAudleysSecret'' (1862), one of the first mystery novels.

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* Mary E Braddon (1835-1915). Writer of sensation novels, which took on Gothic tropes like secret marriages and madwomen. Author of ''Literature/LadyAudleysSecret'' (1862), one of the first mystery novels.novels, and a possible forerunner to the FilmNoir genre.



* EdithWarton (1862-1937): Disciple of HenryJames' . Wrote classic ghost stories, collected in volumes like ''TalesOfMenAndGhosts'' (1910).

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* EdithWarton EdithWharton (1862-1937): Disciple of HenryJames' . Wrote classic ghost stories, collected in volumes like ''TalesOfMenAndGhosts'' (1910).
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