Scaroni Added to Website

Beddoes’ youthful work of fiction, Scaroni, or The Mysterious Cave, has been added to the Text section of the website. H.W. Donner writes, “As the sub-title, The Mysterious Cave, betrays, it is an offspring of the terror school” and employs “all the apparatus of an early nineteenth-century thriller: the complicated misfortunes, mysterious assemblies, murders and ghosts, inhuman wickedness punished, children and parents found and happiness restored…the midnight scenes, the chambers ‘strewed plentifully with bones,’ the ghosts and walking skeletons are common to all the novels of terror, but the taste for them was to remain with Beddoes” (Thomas Lovell Beddoes: The Making of a Poet).

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