A Spoof Gothic Historical Romance Episode

Now for some comic relief. Who’s for a Gothic historical romance, full of anachronisms (which the re-cycled characters know too well). Scene: A castle in the wilds of Yorkshire, UK, on the moors.  Date – Regency [ A darkly handsome and brooding man appears  at the bolt studded door holding a modern electric torch. Although … Continue reading A Spoof Gothic Historical Romance Episode

Episode from A Spoof Gothic Regency Romance: The Proposal

  The Dastardly Duke approaches the Spirited Heroine as she walks in the castle grounds with her charges. SH: Ho Hum! He’s got no shirt on. This means a passionate scene. This is the cover. DD: Run and play, youngsters. SH: Well, at least he doesn’t call them brats any more. First Charge: I hope … Continue reading Episode from A Spoof Gothic Regency Romance: The Proposal

More of the Dastardly Duke and the Spirited Heroine

Scene: The Dastardly Duke and the Spirited Heroine (in the role of governess) now take dinner together, in the great hall of his castle somewhere on the Yorkshire Moors. The great hall is, of course, full of sinister shadows cast by the flickering candles.  The Spirited Heroine does not, of course, occupy the chair at … Continue reading More of the Dastardly Duke and the Spirited Heroine

A Spoof Gothic Historical Romance Episode

Now for some comic relief. Who’s for a Gothic historical romance, full of anachronisms (which the re-cycled characters know too well). Scene: A castle in the wilds of Yorkshire, UK, on the moors.  Date – Regency [ A darkly handsome and brooding man appears  at the bolt studded door holding a modern electric torch. Although … Continue reading A Spoof Gothic Historical Romance Episode

Spoof Sequel to Wuthering Heights; Heathcliff, Huntingdon, and Gambling for Grassdale Manor

Setting: Wuthering Heights, the dining room . The table is laid for three. Joseph clumps about in his heavy boots, slopping unappetising looking porridge into bowls. Arthur: Silence, fellow! Last night’s excess has overwrought my steely nerves. I can no more take that appalling din, than I endure to eat any of this filthy slop. … Continue reading Spoof Sequel to Wuthering Heights; Heathcliff, Huntingdon, and Gambling for Grassdale Manor

Heathcliff Meets Huntingdon and Jane Eyre: Wuthering Heights Spoof Sequel Part Two

Setting: Wuthering Heights: Heathcliff and Arthur Huntingdon now sit at the table in the great room with the ‘houseplace’ and the great fire, decidedly the worse for drink. Both clutch a pack of marked cards. Joseph and Hareton go along the passageway outside, making for the stairs. Joseph: ‘Tis fair shocking. I’m afeered t’upstart maister … Continue reading Heathcliff Meets Huntingdon and Jane Eyre: Wuthering Heights Spoof Sequel Part Two

Elizabeth Gaskell’s ‘Sylvia’s Lovers’ Protagonists and Antagonists and More Farce

Lucinda Elliot, ascending platform: OK, so I am back again after escaping the clutches of that press gang in that time warp occasioned by my last post; here I am, restored to being a blogger sitting at my pc and typing up a geeky post and planning on making a cup of tea… On protagonists … Continue reading Elizabeth Gaskell’s ‘Sylvia’s Lovers’ Protagonists and Antagonists and More Farce

Some Complete Madness: A Post Interrupted by Progatonist(s) and Antagonist(s) from Elizabeth Gaskell’s ‘Sylvia’s Lovers’.

Lucinda Elliot: Here I go on to discuss the issue of the role of the ‘Protagonist and Antagonist in Elizaeth Gaskell’s ‘Sylvia’s Lovers’. I warn you, when I get started on one of my favourite topics I go and on, so this post will probably stretch into three… [The last words are shouted above the … Continue reading Some Complete Madness: A Post Interrupted by Progatonist(s) and Antagonist(s) from Elizabeth Gaskell’s ‘Sylvia’s Lovers’.