The Dark Side of British Horror Fiction: Politics, Taboos and Censorship

  title={The Dark Side of British Horror Fiction: Politics, Taboos and Censorship},
  author={Alberto L{\'a}zaro},
Nearly two and a half centuries have passed since the first British Gothic novels began to attract attention with their pages full of monstrous characters, excessive violence, explicit sexual content and all kinds of horrific scenes. For the most part, the reception of this type of literature has been very positive, though not exempt from controversies. This paper seeks to show how, beyond the alluring mystery, inventive plots and attraction of the dark side, British horror fiction appeals to… 
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