The History of the Gothic Novel

The clash of the past and present

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Imperialism created supernatural fears

True Gothic fiction always includes the clashing relationship of the present time with foundational history, usually in relationship to the occult, to make a statement about society: that’s one of the genre’s most core definitions.

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