20th Century Gothic

A quieter century for Gothic greats – you get the impression people have got a good canon of classics to wallow in now and the pressure’s off to write more.  Also, the children are overtaking the master, so the heyday of the amateur detective with Agatha Christie and Dorothy L. Sayers dominates the 1929s and 30, at which point the Golden Age of Science fiction took over.  Oh, and Stephen King started writing in the 70s.  Still, there are some, in my opinions, definite Gothic classics tucked away in the publishing boom of the 20th century.  These books play with and re-work Gothic tropes for a new, post-world war age.  I hope you read and enjoy.

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