Articles for Tag

American literature

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...

History: The Salem Witch Trials

27/06/2018 by Victoria Heward
Author Nathaniel Hawthorne was born in a town called Salem in Massachusetts, USA, which was associated with witches in the 1690s. It was a time when most...

Spotlight on... The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

08/03/2018 by Victoria Heward
“I think you are wrong to want a heart. It makes most people unhappy. ” The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum   The famous children’s...