1a. Of or relating to the Goths or their language.
1b. Germanic; Teutonic.
2. Of or relating to the Middle Ages; medieval.
3a. Of or relating to an architectural style prevalent in western Europe from the 12th through the 15th century and characterized by pointed arches, rib vaulting, and a developing emphasis on verticality and the impression of height.
3b. Of or relating to an architectural style derived from medieval Gothic.
4. Of or relating to painting, sculpture, or other art forms prevalent in northern Europe from the 12th through the 15th century.
5. Of or relating to a style of fiction that emphasizes the grotesque, mysterious, and desolate.
6. Barbarous; crude
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Horace Walpole (1817-1897) - The Castle of Otranto
Ann Radcliffe (1764 - 1823) - The Mysteries of Udolpho
Edgar Allan Poe ( 1809 - 1849) - Tales of Mystery and Terror
Matthew Lewis (1775 - 1818) - The Monk
Mary Shelley (1797 - 1851) - Frankenstein
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