Gothic romance

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a romance that deals with desolate and mysterious and grotesque events

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From the imagination of director Guillermo del Toro (Pan's Labyrinth) comes a terrifying, gothic romance masterpiece starring Tom Hiddleston, Jessica Chastain, Mia Wasikowska and Charlie Hunnam.
The essay becomes much stronger as its authors venture into the rise of Gothic romance novels, particularly Walpole's role in spawning "an appetite that allowed another swarm to emerge: the 'new species of romance'," that "disturbing and monstrous hybrid that became known--and vilified--as the Gothic romance" (192).
A work need not be a sensationalistic gothic romance to contain moments of the gothic.
Montgomery, Louisa May Alcott, Kate Douglas Wiggin and more shows that Bronte's Gothic romance style in America was hard-hitting.
The Face of Heaven is the sequel to Even Angels Fall written by accomplished gothic romance author, Sherry A.
More importantly, insofar as the conventions herald the triumph of good over evil or the victory of divine providence, the gothic romance assumes that history or providence, not the romantic imagination, improves social life.
His emphasis on the social issues engaged by the Viger stories leads him to read them primarily in a realist context, with little attention to the elements of fable, allegory, and Gothic romance that, for me, make the stories so arresting.
And cousins Lola, Jackson, and Pierrot, refugees from an impending divorce, have been conscripted to play the roles in the young dramatist's Gothic romance.
Instead, Honig proposes that we read democratic theory as a gothic romance in which motivations are always ambiguous and a stranger from afar plays an important role.
Move the scene back in time by about seventy years and one might expect a Gothic romance to be nestling between these covers rather than a social and cultural history.
And this is indeed how the article begins, with Gothic romance and the "pleasurable" experience of being scared out of one's wits.
In this case the editors include along with the critical, biographical, and historical texts, a variety of movie stills, portraits of the various personalities involved in the making of the film--Alfred Hitchcock, Daphne du Maurier and so on--photos of various portions of the pressbook, and covers of various Gothic romance novels to, illustrate and support the critical and historical context.
Another `Masterpiece': Great gobs of gothic romance.
Within six months, Harris struck gold with a gothic romance novel she was authorized to purchase.