The fear factor: gothic novels

Angela Wright reveals how five Gothic novels – dark tales of violence, tyranny and supernatural revenge – reflected the anxieties of the age in which they were written...

A poster for Terence Fisher's 1958 horror 'Dracula'

This article was first published in the November 2014 issue of BBC History Magazine

Taking the fright to the French

The Castle of Otranto (1764) by Horace Walpole

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