By Hugh Lamb

ISBN-10: 0486114376

ISBN-13: 9780486114378

Chosen from the works of yank, British, and French writers, 21 infrequent and seldom-anthologized tales contain "A Bottomless Grave" via Ambrose Bierce, "The send that observed a Ghost" by means of Frank Norris, man de Maupassant's "The Tomb," Richard Marsh's "The Haunted Chair," and different hard-to-find gemstones of the style.

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In Tourneur’s play, the evil D’Amville plots to kill his nephew Charlemont: he arranges the arrest of Charlemont and Charlemont’s former fiancée Castabella on false charges of adultery and the innocent lovers are condemned to die. 239). 263–4). The judge frees the innocent lovers: With the hands Of Joy and Justice I thus set you free. The power of that eternal providence, Which overthrew his projects in their pride Hath made your griefes the instruments to raise Your blessings to a greater height then ever.

In October 1666, the House of Commons resolved to ask the king for a proclamation banishing all priests and Jesuits and to implement the anti-recusant laws. ”13 The mid-1660s also saw the extremely unpopular and unsuccessful Second Dutch War. As the war progressed, concerns grew over England’s military failures. The joyful panegyric of the early Restoration made way for the growing uncertainty about the ability of Charles’s regime to make England safe. In the poetry and drama of the mid to late 1660s, key figures surrounding the king, and in particular his ministers, are blamed for administrative mismanagement leading to political and naval disasters.

Early in the seventies, Charles had made moves to free himself financially from parliament by forging strong bonds with Europe’s 40 The Horror Plays of the English Restoration new Catholic superpower – Louis XIV’s France. Louis himself was widely regarded as the greatest enemy of European Protestantism, and, as an absolutist monarch, his influence on Charles was feared. ”21 In 1670, Charles publicly aligned himself and his country to France and Louis through an agreement between the two monarchs – the Treaty of Dover – which pledged to introduce toleration for Catholics in England.

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