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Elements of Gothic Romance in Frankenstein (1818) and The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (1886)
by Prof Daniel René Akendengué English Department,
Omar Bongo University
Libreville (Gabon)

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The writer of the article tries to show that the two novels under study are, to a great extent, gothic romances. To reach his goal, he will first detect in the two novels some elements proper to the gothic romance such as the creation of monsters, the presence of horror, mystery, death, fear, the gloomy atmosphere and violence. Then, he will attempt to show how they interact and fit to the gothic romance tradition.

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