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The Old English Baron
Reading the Classic Gothics is like reading an entirely different genre of books. The setting is medieval and although they were written in the 18th century, the themes are medieval. It is surprising that they were so well-enjoyed in a day and age when men and women seemed to be so frivolous. The stories are concerned with the battle between good and evil and the reader is aware goodness will triumph. "The Old English Baron" by Clara Reeve is a very good example of this. The Gothic element is represented by the supernatural forces, but otherwise, it is a tale of virtues. The tone and language of the book is so different from what one reads today, that it may be heavy reading for some. It is ironic that the Classic Gothics were viewed so disdainfully in their time, yet they have become in essence, literature today.

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The Old English Baron - by tamtam - 07-25-2007, 09:18 PM
RE: The Old English Baron - by readertim - 09-29-2007, 11:30 PM
RE: The Old English Baron - by ginnystrait - 06-28-2008, 12:20 PM
RE: The Old English Baron - by tamtam - 06-29-2008, 08:47 PM

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