The Bloody Chamber

by Angela Carter

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How far can Angela Carter's novel, The Bloody Chamber, be considered a gothic novel? What conventions does she obey?

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Gothicism is a genre characterized by the supernatural, violence, horror, and gloom. Much of this describes "The Bloody Chamber." Be it the feeling of the isolated castle, the narrators impending sense of doom and dread, and the violent discoveries within the castle, Carter's novel is definintely in the Gothic vein.

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