Currently reading: The Orphan of the Rhine by Eleanor Sleath
Southern Gothic is a subgenre of Gothic fiction unique to American literature that takes place exclusively in the American South (intro post here). Common themes in Southern Gothic literature include:
- deeply flawed, disturbing or eccentric characters who may or may not dabble in hoodoo
- decayed or derelict settings
- grotesque situations
currently reading The Orphan of the Rhine by Eleanor Sleath. It contains so much similarities to The Mysteries of Udolpho with addition of endless subplot. 100 pages in and I’m already exhausted with all the sidetrack. Still fun, fun, fun!