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Welcome to Gothic Literature

Please use this LibGuide to help you navigate through the genre of Gothic Literature.  Click on the tabs above to find information on authors, books, electronic resources and websites that might be helpful.  Happy reading...or Haunted Reading?



Gothic Authors

For this course, you will be focusing on the following authors:

Faulkner: "A Rose for Emily"

Flannery O'Connor: "A Good Man is Hard to Find"

Charlotte Perkins Gilman: "Yellow Wallpaper"

Neil Gaiman: "Coraline"

Edgar Allan Poe: "Fall of the House of Usher"

Nathanial Hawthorne: "Young Goodman Brown"

Washington Irving: "Sleepy Hollow"

John William Polidori: "The Vampyre"

More Than Just a Scary Story

"It was a dark and stormy night..."  Does gothic literature have any value other than to create fear and goosebumbs in the reader?  As you discuss the literary elements in class and explore this libguide, you will discover there is more to gothic literature than ghosts, ghouls and vampires. 

Check out the link below to read more about the history of gothic literature.

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