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Nurse gothics?
Here's one--my current read--The Changeling. She's an American nurse in Haiti, just not in uniform on the cover. Published 1975. I had to add it to Goodreads because it wasn't listed.

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(07-09-2018, 02:05 PM)Edgar Theodore Machen Wrote:
(08-28-2013, 02:20 AM)Penfeather Wrote: I never thought much about this before, but I suddenly noticed that there seems to have been a trend in publishing during the '60s and '70s that amounted to a sub-genre in the pulp gothics industry, and that is nurse gothics (see attachments below for cover image examples). 

Have any of you read any of these? I think I might have read one or two but didn't take especial notice that the heroine was a nurse. Of course it would be inevitable to have nurse protagonists (especially in contemporary-setting gothics) since there are only so many professions a young woman could be in that would logically put her into the locale of a strange house or mansion.  In the old gothics the heroines were frequently governesses; in the modern ones they're almost always secretaries, or in this case nurses.

Any comments on this sub-genre?

Correction - the heroines of early and mature Gothic novels were either orphans, or runaways ... If the action took place in the Middle Ages, it was a noble lady. The heroines of the romances where the actions took place at the time of the writing of the text (late 18 - early 19) could also be from the petty nobility. They are united not by origin but by character traits. But after the Jane Eyre the governesses were in vogue.

Good book, I read this book a year ago. It is very readable.

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