Tuesday, November 09, 2010

A Blog Devoted to the Covers of Paperback Gothics, Especially their Covers

Women Running from Houses: "APPRECIATING THE ART OF GOTHIC ROMANCE NOVELS

Several years ago I had the good fortune of stumbling across a collection of 60's and 70's Gothic romance novels at a garage sale. The uses of the term 'good fortune' has nothing whatsoever to do with the quality of the novels themselves. In fact, they were all equally terrible. But it was my 'good fortune' to learn of a previously unknown art form. The art of women running from houses."

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1 comment:

  1. I must have read a hundred of those gothics back in the day--and, yes, everyone of them featured a woman (usually in a flimsy gown) fleeing an ominous-looking house (usually with a single light in one window).

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