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Gothic novel

Gothic novel, genre of fiction whose terror-laden stories are usually set against a menacing, medieval background. Early examples are Horace Walpole's Castle of Otranto (1765) and Ann Radcliffe's The Mysteries of Udolpho (1794). Modern Gothic novels are often formulaic historical romances.

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