My Top 5 Favorite Gothic Villains and Anti-Heroes

For today’s post, I have decided to share a list of my five favorite male characters in Gothic literature.   These characters are all villains or at least anti-heroes.   They are the most fun male characters in these types of novels, after all!   Without further ado, here is my list. Number 5: Mr.…

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Gothic in Shakespeare: Hamlet and Macbeth

For today’s post, I have decided to take a brief look at the concept of the Gothic as it is found in the works of Shakespeare.   In many ways, he is one of the first to truly inspire the Gothic Romance movement!  This is seen most obviously in his plays Hamlet and Macbeth.  …

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The Real Women in Edgar Allan Poe’s Life

Surprise!   It’s a bonus post for this year’s Gothic Romance Week!   Continuing with the Edgar Allan Poe theme, I wanted to do a post not on his work, but on the women we know inspired it!   I will only be discussing here his mother and the women to whom he was either…

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Lenore Poem Analysis

For day six of Gothic Romance Week, I have decided to do an analysis of Poe’s poem Lenore.   I have found the poem’s text on poets.org.   Once again, I thought this would be a line-by-line analysis, but I have found with Poe, I prefer to do a stanza-by-stanza style analysis instead. Lenore Edgar…

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Death and the Maiden in Edgar Allan Poe’s Works

For day five of Gothic Romance Week, I have decided to take a look at the Death and the Maiden motif as used in Poe.   I did a video that spoke to this principal a few weeks ago.   In this post, I will be going a bit deeper into why Victorians were so…

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Ligeia, Poe’s Witchy Woman

For Femme Fatale Friday of Gothic Romance Week, I have decided to write about Ligeia as Poe’s witchy woman!   I have written about this story before, but it has been a long time so I am delighted to take the opportunity to feature this tale as my Femme Fatale Friday post for my Edgar…

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My Top 10 Favorite Edgar Allan Poe Tales

For day three of Gothic Romance Week, I have decided to do a countdown of my ten favorite Edgar Allan Poe Tales.    Number 10: The Cask of Amontillado ~This tale is one that has to do with a plot to murder a friend through means of deceit.   There is also the occurrence of…

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Annabel Lee Analysis

For day two of Gothic Romance Week, I have decided to do an analysis of Annabel Lee.   I had originally thought to do a line-by-line analysis, but I really enjoyed my stanza-by-stanza analysis of The Raven yesterday, so I will be doing the same thing with Annabel Lee today!   Once again, I found…

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The Raven Analysis

For the first day of Gothic Romance Week, I will be doing a stanza-by-stanza analysis of Edgar Allan Poe’s The Raven.   As I announced yesterday, this year Gothic Romance Week will be themed further to feature The Works of Edgar Allan Poe exclusively!   This is why I found analyzing Poe’s most famous work…

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Announcing Gothic Romance Week 2022!

I am very excited to announce the second annual Gothic Romance Week on White Rose of Avalon for this bonus post!   For this year’s Gothic Romance Week I decided to choose a more specific theme.   I asked people on my Discord server to vote on the theme out of two options.   I…

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