Here are entered works of fiction dealing with romantic love. Works of fiction belonging to the Romance languages group are entered under Romance-language fiction. Collections of medieval metrical romances (general and French) and their prose versions are entered under Romances. Collections if medieval metrical romances in one language other than French are qualified by language, e.g., Romances, English.
Here are entered works on the literary movement that spawned the genre known as Gothic fiction. Works on the genre itself, which combines elements of both horror and romance, featuring psychological and physical terror, the supernatural, castles or monasteries, ghosts, darkness, gloom and doom, etc., usually in a medieval setting, are entered under Gothic fiction (Literary genre).