Why do gothic romance novels’ covers have women running away from manors at night?

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  • 1 month ago

    Part of the traditional format for that style.   The plots always follow a set formula too.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Usually because they involve a mysterious master who lives in a big manor house, where shadowy things happen. Portraying the master living in a condo in Miami as the heroine tries to flee through a crowd of barely dressed locals, eh. You're trying to get people to buy your book. If the audience you want reads gothic novels, you give them gothic images. I thought this was obvious. 

  • 1 month ago

    Publishers do what sells.  That cover usually is indicative of content, and those who enjoy such books are attracted.  Just like my recent SF novel has a spaceship, moon and planet on the cover

  • 1 month ago

    Because it looks dramatic, to sell the book. 

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  • 1 month ago

    Because they were inspired by the real events which occured at that time. See Czech film "Slasti otce vlasti."

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Why do sci fi novel covers have planets space ships and aliens?

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