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American literature

Spotlight on… The Last of the Mohicans

15/11/2018 by Victoria Heward
Every trail has its end, and every calamity brings its lesson! from The Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper   The Last of the Mohicans:...

TV: Pocahontas, an alternative Disney Classic (1995)

15/11/2018 by Victoria Heward
Pocahontas was the daughter of a powerful Indian chief, born in 1595, in what is now Virginia, USA. She became famous in both American and British history...

Spotlight on… Edgar Allan Poe: the master of horror

10/10/2018 by Victoria Heward
“It was night in the lonesome October Of my most immemorial year.” from Ulalume by Edgar Allan Poe   American author, Edgar Allen Poe,...

History: The origins of Hallowe’en

10/10/2018 by Victoria Heward
The word Hallowe’en is short for All Hallows’ Eve and refers to the evening of 31st October. This is the evening before All Saints’ Day on 1st November,...

Spotlight on... The House of the Seven Gables

27/06/2018 by Victoria Heward
“Life is made up of marble and mud.” The House of the Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne   American author Nathaniel Hawthorne was born...

Culture: American Gothic

27/06/2018 by Victoria Heward
Gothic literature is now more commonly known as ‘horror’ and features dark, supernatural elements intended to shock and disturb the reader. Typical...