... the United Kingdom labeled "gothic."
some Renaissance and Victorian style
clothes, or combinations of the above, most
often with black attire, makeup and hair.
... deficient, but people with cringeworthy social traits are also
included. The reader becomes
piqued by the grotesque's
positive side, and continues
reading to see if the character can
conquer his darker side.
• Example: Victor Hugo’s The
Hunchback of Notre Dame
Exotic Gothic is an anthology series of short fiction and novel excerpts in the gothic, horror and fantasy genres, edited by Danel Olson, a professor of English at Lone Star College in Texas. Olson writes on Gothic novels and Horror film (The Exorcist, The Devil's Backbone, Pan's Labyrinth, The Shining), and edited the reference guide 21st Century Gothic: Great Gothic Novels Since 2000. By design, the stories take place outside the traditional gothic setting of the United Kingdom.