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Feb 26, 2021

Hello everyone! In this exciting episode we go back to the roots of the Gothic, all the way to the 18th Century, as we talk of 1777's "The Old English Baron", by Clara Reeve!

In this conversation with Dr. Sam Hirst we delve into the Gothic proper, some of its machinations, its origins with Horace Walpole's "Castle of Otranto" and relations of it with this book. Along with talking about class, Theology and the complicated mechanics of inheritance law!

Sounds daunting, maybe, but I assure you, it is great fun! Enjoy!!


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Intro Music: Gymnopédie Nº1, Erik Satie, 1888

Outro Music: Prelude in G minor, Op. 23, No. 5, Sergei Rachmaninoff, 1901

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