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The Castle of Wolfenbach

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Author: Eliza Parsons
Published: 1793
Language: English
Wordcount: 91,585 / 250 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 59.3
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 6,301
Added to site: 2008.02.06 19985

One of the seven "horrid novels" considered inappropriate for young women in Jane Austen's Northanger Abbey.

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but howsomever they say he was very jealous, and behaved very ill to the poor lady, and locked her up, and there she was brought to bed, and the child was taken from her, and so she died, and 'twas said the child died, and so every body believes 'tis their ghosts that make such dismal noises in the castle, for soon after my Lord the Count went away, Joseph who worked under the gardener, was ordered to take care of the house; and I lived then under the cook, so we married: all the other servants were discharged, and so we have lived here ever since. My Lord came here once or twice, but the ghosts made such a noise he could not stay. Several gentry have slept here at times, but no body would stay a second night, and so we have all to ourselves by day, and the ghosts, or what they be, have got all the rooms by night and then they be quiet enough.' 'Pray,' interrogated the lady, 'can I walk through the rooms and examine the opposite wing?' 'To be sure, madam, you can, if you be so bold, but neither I nor Joseph e



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