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Great Expectations, in byte-sized chunks – Telegraph

"Make ’em cry, make ’em laugh, make ’em wait,” Wilkie Collins said of serialisation. But it was Collins’s friend Charles Dickens who first kindled the fire of the serialised novel by publishing all 15 of his own in instalments.

Great Expectations, in byte-sized chunks – Telegraph

"Make ’em cry, make ’em laugh, make ’em wait,” Wilkie Collins said of serialisation. But it was Collins’s friend Charles Dickens who first kindled the fire of the serialised novel by publishing all 15 of his own in instalments.

Weekend at the Asylum 2014: Europe’s biggest steampunk festival – in pictures | Fashion | The Guardian

Weekend at the Asylum is an annual gathering held in the cathedral city of Lincoln. Now in its sixth year, it has become the biggest steampunk event in Europe.

Weekend at the Asylum 2014: Europe’s biggest steampunk festival – in pictures | Fashion | The Guardian

Weekend at the Asylum is an annual gathering held in the cathedral city of Lincoln. Now in its sixth year, it has become the biggest steampunk event in Europe.

2114: A Library Project - NYTimes.com

2114: A Library Project – NYTimes.com

The hope that creative work survives its creator is usually empty. Shakespeare boasted that his sonnets would outlast monuments and the memory of princes, and they have. But it’s rare for an artist to keep audiences interested over generations. Most creative endeavors are ravaged by what Shakespeare called “sluttish time.” Even the list of Nobel laureates in literature is filled with…

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Northern Ballet: Dracula review – lashings of gothic coupling | Stage | The Observer

In his production of Dracula for Northern Ballet, choreographer-director David Nixon gives us the vampire as hard-bodied sex symbol.

Northern Ballet: Dracula review – lashings of gothic coupling | Stage | The Observer

In his production of Dracula for Northern Ballet, choreographer-director David Nixon gives us the vampire as hard-bodied sex symbol.

Review: ‘The Poet and the Vampyre,’ by Andrew McConnell Stott | Star Tribune

One of literary history’s legendary events really did happen on a dark and stormy night. While the “rain descended in sheets” on Lac Léman (now known as Lake Geneva, Switzerland), western culture’s most famous monster was conceived and the modern vampire first imagined.

Review: ‘The Poet and the Vampyre,’ by Andrew McConnell Stott | Star Tribune

One of literary history’s legendary events really did happen on a dark and stormy night. While the “rain descended in sheets” on Lac Léman (now known as Lake Geneva, Switzerland), western culture’s most famous monster was conceived and the modern vampire first imagined.

Dark Gothic Deck Building Game Review | Reviews | The Escapist

If you’ve ever played a deck-building game like Dominion or the more recent Ascension: Chronicle of the Godslayer and its expansions, you’ll have no problem picking up the mechanics of Dark Gothic, and regardless of your experience with the game’s genre, you’ll be instantly familiar with the camp horror aesthetic.

Dark Gothic Deck Building Game Review | Reviews | The Escapist

If you’ve ever played a deck-building game like Dominion or the more recent Ascension: Chronicle of the Godslayer and its expansions, you’ll have no problem picking up the mechanics of Dark Gothic, and regardless of your experience with the game’s genre, you’ll be instantly familiar with the camp horror aesthetic.

Can a Book Ever Change a Reader’s Life for the Worse? – NYTimes.com

Each week in Bookends, two writers take on questions about the world of books. “The book that changed my life” is usually taken to mean “for the better.” This week, Leslie Jamison and Francine Prose discuss whether a book can ever transform a reader’s life for the worse.

Can a Book Ever Change a Reader’s Life for the Worse? – NYTimes.com

Each week in Bookends, two writers take on questions about the world of books. “The book that changed my life” is usually taken to mean “for the better.” This week, Leslie Jamison and Francine Prose discuss whether a book can ever transform a reader’s life for the worse.

Artists create book that turns black as it is read | Books | theguardian.com

As part of the London Art Book Fair, Camille Leproust and Andres Ayerbe have created a work printed on thermal paper that is occluded as it heats…

Artists create book that turns black as it is read | Books | theguardian.com

As part of the London Art Book Fair, Camille Leproust and Andres Ayerbe have created a work printed on thermal paper that is occluded as it heats…

BBC News - Jack the Ripper ‘identified in new book’

BBC News – Jack the Ripper ‘identified in new book’

BBC News – Jack the Ripper ‘identified in new book’.

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The Pit and the Pendulum review – Philip French on Roger Corman’s low-budget, hair-raising Poe adaptation | Film | The Observer

Following The Fall of the House of Usher, this was the second of Roger Corman’s gothic movies loosely based on Edgar Allan Poe tales and produced by the low-budget exploitation studio American International.

The Pit and the Pendulum review – Philip French on Roger Corman’s low-budget, hair-raising Poe adaptation | Film | The Observer

Following The Fall of the House of Usher, this was the second of Roger Corman’s gothic movies loosely based on Edgar Allan Poe tales and produced by the low-budget exploitation studio American International.