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 […]
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.