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THE PEOPLE OF THE ABYSS Liveblog Part 27

The last chapter of The People of the Abyss is titled “The Management.” In it, Jack London compares the health, happiness, and personal wealth of the average Londoner of 1902 to that of the average Inuit of Alaska of the … Continue reading

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THE PEOPLE OF THE ABYSS Liveblog Part 20

While the Gilded Age occurred in America in the late 19th century, and the Belle Époque in France, England experienced a similar technological boom. The American expression comes from The Gilded Age: A Tale of Today by Mark Twain and … Continue reading

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THE PEOPLE OF THE ABYSS Liveblog Part 12

In Chapter 12, we see a possible reason why the homeless were so harassed. Perhaps there was a desire to drive them out of the city, at least temporarily, because they would not look good during the coronation of King … Continue reading

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Historical Terror: Horror that Happened—What the Darkness Has to Offer

In 1989, my diseased brain tried to kill me, but a year later, that experience saved my life. Ever since I was a young adult, people have asked me in one form or another, “Why are you interested in horror?” … Continue reading

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Historical Terror: Horror that Happened—Another Murderer in Victorian London

This post is about the historical basis for the murderer in my novel, The Surgeon’s Mate: A Dismemoir. Someone took apart women in the most gruesome fashion in London in the late 1880s. Following that statement, many would say, “Yes, … Continue reading

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Life in the Ripper’s London

I wrote this blog post close to Halloween, a good time for something scary. Although I like the cute horror of Halloween and a good, over-the-top zombie film, lately I’ve been chasing after some true-life horror as I research the … Continue reading

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Long Liz or Not?

The image of the young woman in this animation is one that I encountered many times as I researched Elizabeth Stride’s life for my Jack the Ripper Victims Series novel SAY ANYTHING BUT YOUR PRAYERS, published by Lazy Fascist Press. … Continue reading

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