Am I Reading a Gothic Novel? The Guardian Knows.

I don’t normally post links, bookish or otherwise, but this is just too delightful not to share.  The Guardian has created a helpful and amusing infographic to assist one in determining if, in fact, one may be engaged in reading a Gothic novel.  Their intro:

When Horace Walpole published his ‘gothic story’ The Castle of Otranto, he launched a literary movement which has sired monsters, unleashed lightning and put damsels in distress for 250 years. A horde of sub-genres has followed, from southern gothic to gothic SF, but are some novels more gothic than others? We return to the genre’s roots in the 18th century for this definitive guide.”

How to Tell You’re Reading a Gothic Novel – In Pictures