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Gothic Quotes (261 quotes)

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Read Description of a Gothic Setting from the story Short Gothic / Horror Setting Story by At the end of the labyrinth track, there lies a desolate manor house.

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It is the type example of the "Strawberry Hill Gothic" style of architecture, [1] and it prefigured the nineteenth-century Gothic Revival. Walpole rebuilt the existing house in stages starting in , , and These added Gothic features such as towers and battlements outside and elaborate decoration inside to create "gloomth" to suit Walpole's collection of antiquarian objects, contrasting with the more cheerful or "riant" [2] garden. The interior included a Robert Adam fireplace; parts of the exterior were designed by James Essex. The garden contained a large seat shaped like a Rococo sea shell, which was recreated in the restoration of the garden, one of the many examples of historic garden conservation in the UK.

Sight. Dust, cobwebs, sheets on furniture, broken tables, chairs, windows, lamps, peeling wallpaper, gaps in the floorboards, holes in the walls.
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Join our Writers Helping Writers Newsletter. Halfway up, a shadow flickered at the corner of my vision. I froze, and as I stood there, caught a woody scent lingering in the air. Tobacco smoke? A shiver curled through the hairs on the back of my neck then cascaded down my backbone. It was all I could do to not hurl myself back down the stairs toward the front door…. Setting is much more than just a backdrop, which is why choosing the right one and describing it well is so important.

The spirit of the house had rescued itself by sleeping in the walls, by retreating into the welcoming wood away from the dust. It stayed there with the memories of its birth, of the hugs and laughter that once were its colours and music, for that is the way of spirits. So though the floors were bare and the paint was in need of loving care, though the furniture lay still without the warmth of its family, it stood all the same, strong beneath the flakes and dirt of years. The house had become aware of itself, of the history that echoed within the walls. Somewhere within, mixed with the pain, were images of soft flowers.

The Gothic House , also known as the John J. Built in , it is one of Maine's finest and earliest known examples of Gothic Revival architecture. Although it is virtually unaltered, it was moved down Spring Street in to avoid demolition. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in Spring Street here is part of the Spring Street Historic District , a cluster of well-preserved 19th century residences. The main south-facing facade is three bays wide, with a central projecting section housing the main entrance.

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