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Jane Austen’s “Northanger Abbey”

Usually, when we talk about Jane Austen, the words ‘gothic’ or ‘horror,’ do not enter into our vocabulary. Austen’s world is one that is populated by balls and the delightfully ignorant ladies and charmingly incorrigible gentlemen who go to them. … Continue reading

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Matthew Lewis’s “The Monk”

“At this writing,” Stephen King said of “The Monk,” “the book is over two hundred years old and still explosive.”  Explosive in the terms of lurid and grotesque content, certainly. Matthew Lewis’s first novel, published in 1796 when its author … Continue reading

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