My Favorite Gothic Romance Novels | Freda Warrington

What is the allure of gothic fiction? Many readers are familiar with this form of melodrama that originated in the 18th century from the dark imaginations of such writers as Horace Walpole and Ann Radcliffe. Replete with ruined castles, underground labyrinths, ghosts, murders, family secrets, kidnap, incest, rattling chains, mad monks and [insert your favorite clichés here], gothic romance – although it’s taken a back seat to crime thrillers and other more modern genres in recent times – survives to this day and still keeps a hold on the popular imagination.

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