Jack-O’-Lantern – Halloween folklore and tradition

A Jack-o’-lantern is a carved pumpkin or similarly-sized gourd or turnip, associated chiefly with the holiday of Halloween, and was named after the phenomenon of strange light flickering over peat bogs, …

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The Turn of the Screw – novella

The Turn of the Screw, originally published in 1898, is a gothic ghost story novella written by Henry James. The novella has had differing interpretations, often mutually exclusive. Many critics …

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Penny dreadful – publication

A penny dreadful (also called penny horrible, penny awful, penny number and penny blood) was a type of British fiction publication in the 19th century that usually featured lurid serial stories appearing in parts over a number of weeks, …

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