Horrid Mysteries: A Story, Volume 1

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William Lane, at the Minerva Press, 1796
 

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Horrid Mysteries a must for history buffs!
If you love mysteries and history this book is for you - as long as you don't mind all the horrid auto-fill errors -- and forget reading the actual scanned
pages on anything smaller than a 10" screen. This is a fun read like old black and white horror movies are fun watches. The drama is so high it hits campy on the first page. The language in this book is not modern so you get not only a taste of what the population of the 1700's thought was "horrid" and scary but a bit of a language history lesson. Keep in mind this is not Shakespeare, not even close. This is the 1796 version of a trashy paperback supernatural detective novel. It's hard to follow, I think, partly because of the translation combined with the German colloquial of the period added to the often rereads of sentences and paragraphs. 

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