Gothic Tales

Raleigh, John Henry
April 1954
New Republic;4/5/54, Vol. 130 Issue 14, p20
This article focuses on the book "The Snake Lady and Other Stories," by Vernon Lee. Vernon Lee was the pseudonym of Violet Paget who was one of the last of that Anglo-American cultural aristocracy of the late nineteenth century and early twentieth century which correctly diagnosed the first World War as a symbol of its own demise. The romantic inventions reprinted in this book, are short romances combining the authoress' interest in the history and art. Characters are generally negligible and the authoress' chief interest is the evocation of mood.


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