10 Gothic Novel Characteristics

There is no exquisite beauty without some strangeness. —– Edgar Allan Poe Gothic novels were popular in Europe during the 18th century. They were written by authors such as Ann Radcliffe, Edgar Allan Poe, and Mary Shelley. “The Castle of […]

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Literary Parlor | An Opinion on Dreams by POE.

AN OPINION ON DREAMS BY EDGAR ALLAN POE VARIOUS opinions have been hazarded concerning dreams — whether they have any connection with the invisible and eternal world or not; and, it appears to me, the reason why nothing like a definite […]

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A Night with the Poets…

The year 1816 was a year characterized by a dark, dreary summer. It was known as the Year Without a Summer because of a volcano that erupted in the Dutch East Indies polluting the air with sulphur. The poem “Darkness” by Lord Byron was inspired by this peculiar summer.

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