Southern Gothic Literature List – Southern Living

Abandoned plantation houses, eccentric aunts, and a flair for the dramatic–the more outlandish, the better in the South. it’s no coincidence an entire genre was inspired by our quirks, captured as only Southerners can. Southern Gothic, based in literature and still thriving in pop culture, is packed with mystery, eccentricity, and the supernatural. From the shriek of a haunting bird in Virginian Edgar Allan Poe’s "The Raven" to the conniving Louisiana vampires on HBO’s True Blood, it’s a tradition full of big characters, rooted in the geography of our land.

via Southern Gothic Literature List – Southern Living.