Apologies for the rather large break between blog posts. University work has been draining me, but I’ve planned my next few days and organised myself slightly better so fingers crossed this won’t happen again!
Today I’m going to be writing my thoughts on one of my favourite genres of literature; Gothic fiction. As well as offering you some bookish suggestions if you want to delve into the mystery and excitement that is Gothic literature.
Gothic literature is typically very landscape-heavy. Think dark, wild, rolling hills, storm clouds and grand castles in the distance. The atmosphere created in Gothic literature is often very mysterious, dramatic and ominous (sometimes with a hint of romance, the supernatural or adventure). For me, it’s the perfect combination for cold, winter days. I’ve always been fascinated and drawn to Gothic architecture so Gothic literature seemed the natural progression (most Gothic novels take place in/around some sort of decaying, ancient Gothic building!)
Here are some of my favourite Gothic novels:
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
Dracula by Bram Stoker
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
There’s still so many more Gothic novels I have in my collection that I want to read!
What’s your favourite genre to read? I’m hoping to make this “Spotlight on:…” structure a regular thing, talking about specific authors, time periods, genres of literature, countries… Let me know if you think this is a good idea! I’d love to hear your ideas.