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Wrapping Up The Imaginary Summer Book Club: The Haunting Of Hill House By Shirley Jackson

(Click here for information on the 2017 edition of Molly’s Imaginary Summer Book Club Featuring Classics of Women’s Literature.  This month, the September selection, Shirley Jackson’s  The Haunting of Hill House.) Well,  a week after Halloween we finally get to Shirley … Continue reading

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Down A Dark Hall By Lois Duncan

Why does the exclusive boarding school Blackwood have only four students? Back to school! Time to start the year with a good attitude cautionary tale wacky scheme inspirational message epic wish-fulfillment fantasy  slightly anachronistic feminist career romance Eh, whatever, let’s just do another Lois Duncan… … Continue reading

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Dark Shadows By Marilyn Ross

Background: When Dark Shadows initially aired on ABC in June of 1966, it was a fairly conventional soap opera, with some Gothic trappings that borrowed heavily from Jane Eyre and Rebecca. The initial storylines dealt with the 20 year old … Continue reading

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The Pretty Ones By Dorothy Eden

Background: It has been theorized that, cinematically, the Gothic genre had a revival in the 1940s due to World War II:  stories targeting the anxiety of women marrying men they barely knew or husbands returning home from the war “not … Continue reading

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