Titles From Victorian Romantic Melodramas to Make You Smile

The news generally being fairly grim – again – and there being nothing like a laugh to raise the spirits, I thought I’d write some more about looking through the titles of best sellers of  the Victorian and Edwardian  era. And what better way than to begin with some of those by the subject of … Continue reading Titles From Victorian Romantic Melodramas to Make You Smile

‘The Marquis’ by Charles Garvice: ‘incredibly, almost unbelievably, bad’ writing.

A few years ago, I posted about having found the worst written novel I have ever come across. This was ‘The Outcast of the Family’ by Charles Garvice, a romantic novel published in 1894. I had first read it at fifteen, when bored by being snowed in at the Vale of Clwyd in North Wales. … Continue reading ‘The Marquis’ by Charles Garvice: ‘incredibly, almost unbelievably, bad’ writing.

‘The Marquis’ by Charles Garvice: ‘incredibly, almost unbelievably, bad’ writing.

A few years ago, I posted about having found the worst written novel I have ever come across. This was ‘The Outcast of the Family’ by Charles Garvice, a romantic novel published in 1894. I had first read it at fifteen, when bored by being snowed in at the Vale of Clwyd in North Wales. … Continue reading ‘The Marquis’ by Charles Garvice: ‘incredibly, almost unbelievably, bad’ writing.