ANALYSIS: GENRE

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Horror and Gothic Fiction

If there's one way to characterize this book, it's to say that it's a good old-fashioned ghost story, complete with the death of a reclusive old lady, a big creepy mansion, and a ghost that keeps appearing at the most spine-tingling moments. On top of that, it's told in old-school British gothic fashion, with a focus on the environment's ability to inspire dread and fear.

From a damp, eerie old house to the things that go bump in the night, The Woman in Black gives every fright fest film a run for its money, and without shedding a drop of blood.

Historical Fiction

In addition to scare factor, The Woman in Black takes the reader on a trip back to…

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