Usually, gothic stories are located in castles, haunted mansions, isolated places and forbidden areas. Also, a particular characteristic they have is that they are located in the 19th century.
Gothic stories are usually characterized by its figures. They might be women in distress, vampires, predictions, vampires, omens, mad people, supernatural elements, visions, mentally ill people, ghosts, trapped and abonded characters.
The gothic genre was originated in the 18th century, England. The gothic genre is a mix of two other genres combined; Horror and Romanticism.
The atmosphere of gothic novels are usually: gloomy, mysterious, dark, foggy, tense, supernatural, spooky.
Bram Stoker was an Irish man from a high social class. There are few details about his personal life, but he is known for the amazing "Dracula".
Gothic writers are called "Goths". There are a lot of them, but I'm going to mention the most famous ones.
He was an american poet. Recognized by his dark writing, coupled with his mysterious death, has made him one of the most famous macabre figures in history. He suffered from mental illnesses. His most famous compositions are:
-"The Fall Of The House Of Usher"
-"The Cask Of Amontillado"
-"The Tell-Tale Heart"
-"The Black Cat"