Gothic/gothic novel: "modern-day goth subculture has its roots in gothic literature....[gothic novel] prose fiction [is] characterized by an atmosphere of terror, mystery, and gloominess. 'Gothic' has assocations of superstitions and settings like ruined castles or monasteries. Gothic novels normally contain supernatural goings-on in a dark, desolate landscape. It is an early form of the ghost or horror story, and was popular in Europe around the period 1760-1820." Auger, Peter. The Anthem Dictionary of Literary Terms and Theory. Anthem Press, 2010, p. 127.
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