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The Nightmarehighlights how the understanding of the mind began to transform as Gothic literature became more popular. The painting portrays a sleeping woman and the contents of her nightmare, showing how Europeans viewed dreams in the 18th century.

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This is an image from Graphical and literary illustrations of Fonthill abbey, Wiltshire : with heraldical and genealogical notices of the Beckford family. It is of the house built in the Gothic style by the English Gothic writter William Beckford.

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This image depicts a scene from The Mysteries of Udolpho for the front of a French edition of the novel from 1798

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A mold of James Hogg's head after his death in 1835.

This passage fromThe Mysteries of Udolphodescribes a Gothic castle in which the story takes place. Radcliffe's description of Castle Udolpho highlights one of the defining features of Gothic novels: tall, ominous buildings and dark passageways are…

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In this excerpt from Glanvill's well-known book advocating for the existence of witches and witchcraft, Glanvill posits that deniers of the existence of witchcraft choose to focus on the impieties of the present day while ignoring the reality behind…

This excerpt from Anti-Gothic is formatted as a letter in "Spirit of the Public Journals for 1797" that is ostensibly written to the editor of a journal. This editor is charged with the excessive dissemination of the "fashionable" form of "terror"…

In this excerpt from "Anti-Gothic," the author makes a seemingly contradictory assertion that the novel is intended to influence life and culture, that the novel's didacticism is a fundamental aspect of its existence. The novel is, according to the…

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Illustration from Russian gothic ballads "Svetlana" by Vasily Zhukovsky, which was an adaptations of German ballad "Lenora."
Gothic art takes various forms, partially influenced by artistic movements in the place it is created in. This image is an…

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