When in doubt, refer to infographic.

So you find your self reading a book which has ghost’s maybe monsters, the weather is horrible, there is probably a scary villain/mastermind, a weak virgin, the setting is a misty castle or an old mansion on the continent (you know which one) and the conversation is a little hard to follow.

If you are still not sure if you are reading a Gothic novel, please refer to this handy infographic courtesy the Guardian.

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http://www.theguardian.com/books/interactive/2014/may/09/reading-gothic-novel-pictures

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