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Maturin's Melmoth the Wanderer

In 1816, John Melmoth, a Dublin student, visits his miserly uncle on his deathbed. He finds a portrait dated 1646 hidden in his uncle’s closet depicting a mysterious ancestor with eyes ‘such as one feels they wish they had never seen.’ At his uncle’s funeral, a servant tells John an old family story about a stranger called Stanton who arrived looking for ‘Melmoth the Traveller’ decades earlier… 2,423 more words

The Gothic

Frankenstein and the Indonesian volcano

Apparently, we owe Frankenstein to a volcano in Indonesia which erupted, made turn the weather rubbish in Europe and created many dark and stormy nights over the Geneva Lake. 153 more words


Hotel Transylvania 2

This week is off to a good start with the release of Lost Trails 2: Forgotten Tales of the Weird West which includes my Lovecraftian horror story “Reckoning at the Alamo.” I wrote about the anthology in detail over at… 484 more words


Mary Shelley

Mary Shelley (1797-1851) was an English novelist best known for Frankenstein.

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The beautiful human body

This afternoon I went to see an encore performance of the Royal Ballet production of Frankenstein at our local cinema.  Yesterday I seriously doubted that I would make it, having woken at 6am with incredible leg pain and worsening dizziness as the day went on.   676 more words

New things for new people: Caroline (week 3)

Here are my guest blogger Caroline’s new things from May, week 3. This week, the joy of new things that are already in the diary. I am tired just reading this one!  1,195 more words

New Things