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How do you define 'classic gothics'?
I am writing a Victorian Gothic Mystery. Also, I am writing as in the classic style. There are many wonderful Gothics out there if anyone wants to consider the 19th century. I am currently reading UNCLE SILAS by J.S. LeFanu written in the 19th century. It is a Victorian Gothic Novel of Mystery. He is considered one of the best. The Bronte sisters have written gothic and Wilkie Collins was incredible. Amazon has a gothic novel link that I found. My novel is requiring quite an amount of research so I have a number of books that I have not gotten to yet. I have to admit that I am more into the mystery genre than I am the romance. In the 70's and 80's I read a lot of romance, Holt, Daniel, Stewart, Michaels, etc. THE MYSTERIES OF UDOLPHO by Ann Radcliffe written in 1794 is true gothic.
It's interesting to see how genres evolve over the years but whether it is romance, mystery, or paranomal, there are certain things the gothic must have to please gothic readers.At the moment I am taking a Gothic Novel writing course online. However, it has been a big disappoint because it is set up more for beginning writers than it truly is to teach gothic style.

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RE: How do you define 'classic gothics'? - by ginnystrait - 06-21-2008, 04:12 PM

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