TechCrunch – A popular online encyclopedia of literature is now allowing users to add dictionary definitions of Gothic literature.
The new feature, dubbed Dictionary Dictionary, is the latest addition to the popular reference site.
It has over 3,000 entries and can be accessed through a single click.
The new dictionary includes words that refer to the themes of the classic works of literature such as “The Shining” or “The Raven.”
Some of the entries are very specific, such as: “Gothic Literature,” “The Great Gatsby,” “Frankenstein,” “Twilight,” “Lovecraft,” and “The Little Mermaid.”
The dictionary entry for “The Devil in the Dark” refers to a character from the classic novel.
Other entries include the names of books that are often cited as defining Gothic literature: “The Witches Tale,” “Tears of the Prophets,” “Death in Venice,” “Oedipus Rex,” “Romeo and Juliet,” “King Lear,” “Dracula,” and others.
There is also a “Garden of Eden” entry, “The Night Watch,” and other entries that are not available online.
“We believe the Dictionary Dictionary is the next great step in the evolution of the popular dictionary for understanding and using the world’s literature,” said Christopher Tapp, head of Google Books.
“The Dictionary Dictionary will become a vital resource for the modern reader.
It will make it easier to understand the stories we love, and it will help us understand our favorite authors and filmmakers.”