- Title: The Castle Spectre
- Author: MatthewLewis
- ISBN: 9781419156175
- Page: 377
- Format: Paperback
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Recent Comments "The Castle Spectre"
Quite good! The reading is made more interesting by Lewis' own notes throughout, and his finishing appeal to the reader makes me wish to have seen the play back when it was being performed. There are quite a lot of predictable events and characters in the play (the heroine cannot really be an orphan, of course she has noble blood) but on the whole it was an entertaining read.
I read this one right after I had read The Monk and I expected to have similar, very strong emotions. However, this is a melodrama. A very entertaining book, worth reading, but instead of reminding me of the author of The Monk, it reminded me of Oscar Wilde and The Importance of Being Earnest!! It was quite funny, witty-funny, I mean. I recommend it.
This is tamer than "The Monk" -- I've seen other people compare it to Oscar Wilde and I definitely got that feeling from it, though Lewis was writing almost exactly 100 years before Wilde. More enjoyable than I thought it would be, and (view spoiler)[in the end the fact that the women act on their own behalf puts this miles above some of the other Gothic stuff we're reading. Sure, one of the women is a ghost, and she's acting out of some sort of need to protect her family, but still the fact th [...]
Hilarious if read aloud.
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