VERSUS ROMANTIC: A REVALUATION. OF THE GOTHIC NOVEL. BY ROBERT D. HUME. THE Gothic novel has not fared well among literary critics, even in. The Romantic Gothic Literature movement is one of these important movements. Here's more information about the Romantic Gothic period and literature. Gothic romance, type of novel that flourished in the late 18th and early 19th cent. in England. Gothic romances were mysteries, often involving the supernatural.