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Snatch a Dose of Horror with "The Body-Snatchers"

Robert Louis Stevenson does horror supremely with “the Body-Snatchers.”  After all, what better sustenance for horror than a story about the illicit collection of corpses for money?  857 more words

Horror Stories

The Island Rose.

Last year I was suddenly and briefly transfixed by the story of Princess Kaiulani and the short lived Hawaiian monarchy. At this point I am not prepared to give any meaningful account of the fall of the last Queen of the island kingdom, nor the life of her niece the crown princess, except to say it was a great shame that the kingdom did not continue and that it was not returned after Annexation. 569 more words

19th Century

New Blog Post: An excerpt from "Kidnapped" by Robert Louis Stevenson

This is a lengthy post, consisting of large bits of the brilliant 24th chapter of Kidnapped, which my son and I have just finished reading tonight. 1,431 more words

Reading the Classics and the Books They Inspire

Everyone has heard of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. The story of Dracula has inspired countless movies and books. Same with Frankenstein. And what about  313 more words

Editor Sandy

Lit Major Abroad: Edinburgh - First Impressions

Yep. I know I’ve dropped the ball again when it comes to blogging (although, let’s face it, when it comes to my blogging habits, I have all the athletic skills of – well, of me, really). 803 more words


Ceci n'est qu'un serrement de main, from the bottom of my heart

This friend was the keeper of the inn and restaurant where RLS had boarded at Monterey, California, in the autumn of 1879.

To Jules Simoneau…

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Devotional # 64. Luke 2:14 (Special Christmas Devotional)

Devotional # 64. 12/9/13. Christmas, Part 1: The Glory and the Peace.

This week’s Reading: Luke 2:14

Introduction: The traditional format of these devotionals is changing for a couple weeks as we look towards Christmas. 876 more words