THE WILTED ROSE BOOK CLUB: The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane

About The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane A crime lost to time. A secret buried deep. One book unlocks an unimaginable truth. Salem, Massachusetts, 1681. Fear and suspicion lead a small town to unspeakable acts. Marblehead, Massachusetts, 1991. A young […]

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THE WILTED ROSE BOOK CLUB: A Secret History of Witches Discussion #1

Welcome to our very first discussion of The Wilted Rose Book Club! I’m very excited to share with you my thoughts about the first part of A Secret History of Witches. It’s my first time reading this book and I’ve […]

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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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Dickens, Poe, and the Raven

Poe had a strong admiration for Dickens, recommending his works to American readers in a review from the Southern Literary messenger back in June 1836. “Charles Dickens is no ordinary man, and his writings must unquestionably live” That’s how Poe […]

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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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4 Bizarre Facts About Byron

A Love for the Macabre He had a love for the macabre. When one day a skull was dug up at his Newstead Abbey, Lord Byron said, “A strange fancy seized me of having it set and mounted as a […]

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