Gothic Literature: Frankenstein
Mary Shelley: Frankenstein
Nathaniel Hawthorne

Gothic Literature - Study Guide

Our goal is to help you help students better understand and ENJOY classic literature! Specifically, the genre of Gothic Literature. We offer a suggested framework for teachers and students to better understand the genre and identify exemplary works and authors who embrace its precepts. We encourage teachers to offer constructive ideas to make this guide more useful for other teachers and students. Please email your suggestions, with "Gothic Literature" in the subject field to:

Overview of Gothic Literature, Exemplary Works, Etymology & Historical Context, Quotes, Discussion Questions, Useful Links, and Notes/Teacher Comments

Gothic Literature: The Pit and the Pendulum
The Pit and the Pendulum

Overview of Gothic Literature

Gothic Literature: Bram Stoker, Dracula

Exemplary Works

Gothic Literature: Oh, Whistle, and I'll Come to You My Lad
Oh, Whistle, and I'll Come to You My Lad

Etymology & Historical Context

Gothic Literature: Amedlia B. Edwards
Amelia B. Edwards


Gothic Literature: The Great God Pan
The Great God Pan

Discussion Questions

Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Teacher Resources
A Teacher's Work Is Never Done

Notes/Teacher Comments

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