gothic novel

noun an English genre of fiction popular in the 18th to early 19th centuries, characterized by an atmosphere of mystery and horror.

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  • Gothic Novel — Der Schauerroman, auch Grusel oder Gespenstergeschichte, im Englischen als Gothic Novel bezeichnet, ist eine Gattung des Romans. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Geschichte 2 Siehe auch 3 Fachliteratur 4 Weblinks // …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Gothic Novel — Go|thic No|vel [ gɔθɪk nɔvl̩ ], die; , s [engl., eigtl. = gotischer Roman, aus: Gothic = düster, grauenerregend; mittelalterlich, eigtl. = gotisch (vgl. ↑ gotisch 2) u. novel = Roman, über das Afrz. zu: lat. novellus, ↑ Novelle] (Literaturwiss.) …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Gothic Novel — Go|thic No|vel [ gɔθik nɔvl̩] die; , s <aus gleichbed. engl. Gothic novel zu gothic »gotisch« (aus gleichbed. spätlat. gothicus) u. novel »Roman«> engl. Variante des Schauerromans, die auf unheimlich fantastischen Schauplätzen Dämonisches,… …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • Gothic novel — n any of a class of English novels dealing with frightening or magic subjects. Most Gothic novels are set in ruined castles or large old houses with ghosts, and were written in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. The style was made popular by …   Universalium

  • gothic novel — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Gothic fiction — (sometimes referred to as Gothic horror) is a genre of literature that combines elements of both horror and romance. As a genre, it is generally believed to have been invented by the English author Horace Walpole, with his 1764 novel The Castle… …   Wikipedia

  • GOTHIC REVIVAL ARCHITECTURE —    Gothic Revival architecture can be seen as part of the general trend of Romanticism that characterized mid 18th through mid 19th century European culture, and while it reached its high point from 1830 to 1870, a continued interest in the… …   Historical Dictionary of Architecture

  • Gothic — (englisch für „gotisch“) bezeichnet: (v. engl.: gothic – figurativ „düster, schaurig“) eine Subkultur im Rahmen der Post Punk und Dark Wave Bewegung, siehe Gothic (Kultur) eine Stilform der Rockmusik, Ende der 1970er Jahre entstanden, siehe… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • novel — novel1 novellike, adj. /nov euhl/, n. 1. a fictitious prose narrative of considerable length and complexity, portraying characters and usually presenting a sequential organization of action and scenes. 2. (formerly) novella (def. 1). [1560 70; <… …   Universalium

  • Novel of manners — The novel of manners is a literary genre that deals with aspects of behavior, language, customs and values characteristic of a particular class of people in a specific historical context. The genre emerged during the final decades of the 18th… …   Wikipedia

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