Smollett Family Reunion

Marching on…let’s brighten the dreary month of March celebrating Tobias Smollett’s birthday with a Smollett Family Reunion. Born around 16 March 1721, Smollett wrote picaresque (not picturesque) novels like The Adventures of Roderick Random and other writings, and translated Don Quixote. He wrote and wrote until he left us in 1771. Funny how much someContinue reading “Smollett Family Reunion”

10 Questions for Count Dracula

Dear Readers, few harbingers of horror have hung around as long as Count Dracula. There are many accounts of Dracula and vampires, but so far all I have read include Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1897) and John Polidori’s The Vampyre (1821). Therefore, my knowledge of Dracula remains incomplete, and I’ve composed ten questions I’d ask him,Continue reading “10 Questions for Count Dracula”