Tag Archives: romance

About A Girl

Oh, the relief to be back and writing these little blog posts again—the feel-good twitch of fingers over a keyboard: how I missed you! And you of course, too, dear readers, whoever you might be, if you be. You’ll have … Continue reading

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George Bernard Shaw’s “Love Among The Artists”

Several months ago, my friend and I visited a local used bookstore. Among the gems that I collected were a short story collection by Aleister Crowley (a superstitious sort, I have not and do not intend to open the pages … Continue reading

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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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