The first ever gothic novel was written by Horace Walpole in 1765 entitled the castle of Otranto. This genre became popular and inspired great writers such as Mary Shelley who wrote Frankenstein and Bram Stoker who wrote Dracula. Horace Walpole also inspired painters such as Henry Fuseli. The elements that distinguish a gothic novel to …

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In the eighteenth century, many famous expeditions were dispatched from Europe. These were often explicitly colonizing enterprises, particularly involving the annexation of various regions throughout the world. The African exploitation was an important and fascinating part of this enterprise. This paper attempts to highlight the extensive wave of European travelers towards the East and Africa. …

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Charles Dickens and Thomas Hardy are both two writers that are renowned for their stories of mystery, suspense and intrigue. Their stories have an ability to hold the reader within the story using imagery, atmosphere and tension. Charles Dickens the author of many well-known stories such as Oliver Twist and Our Mutual Friend, Dickens output …

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I am going to explore the settings the writers of the three stories “The Red Room” by H. G. Wells “The Signalman” by Charles Dickens and “The Man with the Twisted Lip” by Arthur Conan Doyle and how they contribute to the atmosphere. In all three stories the reader is kept in suspense one way …

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I Why Others Choose To Die See The topic alone has to be something that crosses everyone??™s mind one time or another most recently my own thoughts for no particular reason. When I was reading, his final words knowing that he was no longer alive made it harder to not become involved. The reflections he …

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Lord of the Farm

Amongst the twentieth century’s greatest literary compositions are William Golding’s Lord of the Flies and George Orwell’s Animal Farm. Both novels explore the theme of power, miscreant and corruption through the use of setting. Both of Animals building a windmill symbolize their transformation from animal to human through the corrupted regime of Napoleon. On the …

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There is a sense of optimism towards public transport in the leaflet published by ‘southeasternrailway’. This feeling is predominantly given by the message that trains allow their users the freedom to explore unfamiliar territories – like Royal Tunbridge Wells’ ‘Pantiles’ and Hastings’ ‘Blue Reef Aquarium’. Of course, the writer’s / writers’ perspective (s) are skewed …

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In the 19th century short stories dramatically increased in popularity due to their appearances in magazines and newspapers, the fact that printing was much more widely available was another factor that helped increase the popularity for the short story. Short Stories were also a good source of income for authors as writers would have received …

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