Gothic elements in contemporary detective story : Matthew Gregory Lewis and Minette Walters compared

  • Vesna Marinko Ljubljana
Keywords: English literature / detective novel / gothic novel / literary influences

Abstract

One of the most shocking Gothic novels was written by Matthew Gregory Lewis in 1796. His Gothic novel The Monk contains all the typical Gothic elements such as a ruined castle, aggressive villain, women in distress, the atmosphere of terror and horror and a lot more. This article analyses and compares to what extent the Gothic elements of the late 18th century survived in the contemporary detective story The Ice House (1993) written by Minette Walters and how these elements have changed.

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Published
2009-12-30
How to Cite
Marinko, V. (2009). Gothic elements in contemporary detective story : Matthew Gregory Lewis and Minette Walters compared. Acta Neophilologica, 42(1-2), 35-43. https://doi.org/10.4312/an.42.1-2.35-43
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