Gothic refers to a Romantic literary style which can include supernatural aspects, particularly vampires. This is because many of these stories are set in locales with Gothic architecture. This page includes significant n-fiction and fiction books about vampires and related subjects. Why cover this subject at sacred-texts? From Lord Byrons' literary circle to Buffy the Vampire Slayer, vampires and their kin have evolved into a modern mythology about the presence of evil in a world governed by science. Gothic literature is an outlet for the ancient fears of humanity in an age of reason. These texts allow us to trace the evolution of this mythology. Gothic literature shouldn't be confused with texts in the Gothic language, the earliest written Germanic language, which includes the Codex Argentius, a translation of parts of the New Testament.