Tag: Gothic

“Something strange and marvellous”: Victor Hugo’s Essay on Walter Scott | Stephen Basdeo

“He unites the exactness of the [medieval] chronicles, the majestic grandeur of history, and the all-compelling interest of romance.”

Outlaws vs. Vampires

On the same night that Mary Shelley conceived the idea for Frankenstein, her friend, Dr John Polidori, conjured another frightening creature – the vampire. Yet his malevolent vampire was no match for some Italian bandits, it seems.