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... LITERATURE Gothic literature relates the darker side of a world of pain and destruction/ fear and anxiety which shadows the daylight world of love and ethereality. Gothic fiction, sometimes referred to as Gothic horror, is a genre of literature that combines elements of both horror and romance. Influencing much of the literature that we now read as traditionally "romantic", Gothic genre was marginalized as a legitimate literary form in the twentieth century due to its critical success and reception. The origins of Gothic literature can be traced to various historical, cultural, and artistic precedents. Figures found in ancient folklore, such as the Demon Lover, the Cannibal Bridegroom, the Devil,...