a genre of fiction characterized by mystery and supernatural horror, often set in a dark castle or other medieval setting
The Keep was her wired contemporary take on the gothic novel.
I encountered The Mysteries of Udolpho when I took a gothic novel course as a student at St. Andrews in Scotland.
What made you think of Princeton as the setting for a gothic novel?
While this was true to a certain extent in the gothic novel, it is still more so in later fiction.
The scenery in general in the gothic novel is always subjectively represented.
We have seen the various sources from which the gothic novel drew its plots, its motifs for ghostly effect.
Like the scenery, the weather in the gothic novel is always subjectively treated.
The pages of the gothic novel are smeared with gore and turn with ghostly flutter.