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What are the characteristics of the Gothic Romance?
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I've only recently become curious enough to dwell a little deeper when it comes to Gothic romances, so pardon my ignorance.

I've read what you would consider your 'typical' Gothic romances, novels by the Bronte sisters, and here's my question:

What makes a Gothic romance? Are there any set pre-requisites? A formula? Why do you find this genre so appealing (i.e It provides 'escape', etc.). Is there a particular style in terms of diction and syntax? Can it be set in modern times, or does it have to be written in a certain time period.
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What are the characteristics of the Gothic Romance? - by Epigraph - 03-21-2008, 11:05 PM

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