Dark Days and Much Darker Days

Dark Days and Much Darker Days A Shilling Shocker From The Late 19th Century, A Macabre Novel Of Murder And Its Consequences, Originally Published As A Christmas Annual For Adults And Now Reissued Complete With A Hilarious Parody By Satirist Andrew Lang Released The Same Christmas.In The Eyes Of The Law, Murder Is Murder When Dr North Discovers That His Beloved Philippa Surely The Most Beautiful Murderess Who Ever Crossed The Pages Of Fiction Has Killed Her Abusive Husband, He Must Decide Whether To Turn Her In Or Take The Law Into His Own Hands There Are Dark Days Ahead As He Wrestles With His Conscience Can A Crime Ever Be Justified And Is Philippa The Villain Or The Victim Combining The Thrills Of The Penny Dreadful With The Melodrama Of The Sensation Novel, Hugh Conway Wrote Some Of The Most Successful Christmas Crime Stories Ever Published Dark Days Followed His Enthralling Called Back As A Christmas Annual, Published Just Before His Untimely Death Ended A Writing Career Of Only Four Years, Robbing The World Of One Of The Most Popular Detective Writers Since Wilkie Collins.This Detective Story Club Classic Is Introduced By David Brawn, And Includes Much Darker Days By Scottish Writer, Critic And Satirist Andrew Lang, A Hilarious Retelling Of The Story Which Sold Almost As Well As The Original. This is the story of Dr North, who falls hopelessly in love with a lady, Philippa, and vows to save and protect her when she commits a crime That is basically it, to say would probably be to let slip spoilers.This was an okay read It was full of melodramatic language and seemingly angst ridden characters and was a little too flowery for me It was written around 1880 and then republished in 1930, but I have to say that it didn t really do much for me I found myself falling
Fabulous Victorian melodrama, great fun to read. very good classic crime novel When I began reading Dark Days, I found myself struggling to not throw the book in frustration from dealing with such a pining narrator However, as I continued I must admit that the story grew on me and I was much invested by the end If you don t mind a book that leans heavily on the belief in women s hysteria, then this should be a dramatic, enjoyable read I also much appreciated Much Darker Days, the satire version included at the end of this edition If I h
3 and a half stars.I preferred the first story to the second parody one The first story is about Dr North trying to help the lady he loves He thinks she has committed a murder and he tries to save her by fleeing the country.I liked the writing style, but felt a bit
Liked Dark Days Very much reminiscent of Wilkie Collins Disliked the parody For my full review click on the link below

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  • Hardcover
  • 240 pages
  • Dark Days and Much Darker Days
  • Hugh Conway
  • English
  • 10 March 2019
  • 9780008137748