Gothic fiction began as a sophisticated joke. Horace Walpole first applied the word 'Gothic' to a novel in the subtitle – 'A Gothic Story' – of The Castle of Otranto, published in When he used the word it meant something like 'barbarous', as well as 'deriving from the Middle Ages'. Its origin is attributed to English author Horace Walpole, with his novel The Castle of Otranto, subtitled (in its second edition) "A Gothic Story". The effect of Gothic fiction feeds on a pleasing sort of terror, an extension of Romantic literary pleasures that were relatively new at the time of Walpole's novel. Early Gothic romances - Russian Gothic Fiction - Victorian Gothic - Precursors.

The English Gothic novel began with Horace Walpole's The Castle of Otranto: A Gothic Story (). Contemporary readers found the novel. Considered the first Gothic novel, The Castle of Otranto () originated in a dream, according to its author, Horace Walpole. Horace Walpole introduced the world to Gothic fiction, employing elements not just love as we have come to mind when there is a reference to romance. . who believe as he does: the only wizards should be of pure blood.

But where did Gothic literature originate? Throughout the 18th century, the phenomenon of the Gothic emerged and flourished across Britain. With its emphasis.

Gothic fiction as a genre was first established with the publication of Horace the Father of American Goth, check out our post: Where to Start with Edgar heavily from the genre, as did the authors of pulp fiction novels and.

The s was the decade of literary forgeries. book The Castle of Otranto, was responsible for founding the Gothic novel genre. a preface in which he came clean and admitted that he'd made the whole thing up. The Castle of Otranto as, effectively, 'the forgery that began Gothic literature'.

Gothic fiction began in the United Kingdom with The Castle of Otranto . as did the work of Radcliffe, Roche, Parsons and Sleath, for example.

From the publication of The Castle of Otranto to House of Leaves, a timeline of important events in the history of Gothic literature. This was actually something that I've never really thought of before. Where did gothic literature originate, and why is it still popular to this day?. While it may be comparatively easy to date the beginning of the Gothic movement , it is much harder to identify its close, if indeed the movement did come to a.

"Gothic" originally referred to a style of art produced in Europe in the latter part of the How did this literary form come to be called "Gothic," an artistic term?. In this lesson we will learn about 'Gothic fiction'. This style of fiction began in the mid s with a story titled, The Castle of Otranto (in ), by Horace. 11 Mar - 2 min - Uploaded by Oxford Academic (Oxford University Press) Author Nick Groom discusses the origins of the term 'Gothic' and looks at how it has meant.

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