Category Archives: Fear


“Catherine, for a few moments, was motionless with horror.  It was done completely; not a remnant of light in the wick could give hope to the rekindling breath.  Darkness impenetrable and immovable penetrated the room.  A violent gust of wind, rising with sudden fury, added fresh horror to the moment. . . . A cold sweat stood out on her forehead . . . To close her eyes in sleep that night, she felt must be entirely out of the question.”

Northanger Abbey, volume 2, chapter 6

The image is from Graphic Classics volume 14, which includes both Northanger Abbey and Udolpho. I wish I had one to curl up with for a little Halloween reading!


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