Gothic literature. The History. Traced to early folklore 17 th century works—like Macbeth —served as precursors to the 18 th and 19 th century Gothic novel and drama Edmund Burke’s A Philosophical Enquiry into the Origin of Our Ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful (1757)
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It’s called “Gothic” because gothic-style settings—like castles, mansions, and monasteries—served well as backdrops for such dark literature.
Gothic lit often incorporates supernatural elements, demons, and apparitions.
Meant to terrorize the reader—but also draw them inThe run-down…