Gothic fiction

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    What is Gothic Fiction?

    Gothic fiction is a genre of literature that typically features dark or horror-themed stories. The term “gothic” has been used to describe a variety of genres, including horror, mystery, and suspense. However, gothic fiction is typically associated with tales that feature haunted castles, ghosts, vampires, and other supernatural elements. Gothic fiction was first popularised in the late 18th century by writers such as Mary Shelley and Bram Stoker. Today, the genre remains popular and continues to attract new readers. Some of the most well-known modern authors of gothic fiction include Stephen King and Anne Rice. The first mention of Gothic literature appeared in English writer Horace Walpole’s The Castle of…

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    Psychic Fiction Books to Read

    Psychic fiction books are a great way to escape reality and explore the supernatural world. Psychic fiction books are perfect for anyone who loves a good scare with stories that can take you to other dimensions. Here are some of my favourite psychic fiction books: The Shining by Stephen King Stephen King is known for his bone-chilling horror stories, and The Shining is no exception. When the Torrance family moves into an old hotel to take care of it during the winter, they quickly realise something is wrong. With ghosts appearing everywhere and evil forces trying to kill them, the Torrance family must use their psychic abilities to survive. The…

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    Madame Maudelynne and The New Way – preview

    Zippy’s Circus was of, but before, its time. It ran under the guise of bringing joy to the families wherever they travelled. But, at its core, it was a business. No more than the selling of fur or farming or stone masonry. Only this business could be trussed up with bells and whistles and flags, literally. What was novel to the circus goer was ritual to the circus worker. The same performances and the same rotational resurrection and destruction. It was not long before the shine wore off and left the workers hollow. But once they were inside the cave of the travelling spectacle, it’s hard to find a way…