Halloween - What Do Writers Say About Halloween (Ghosts, Beasties, & Beyond)
What do people say about Halloween? Or those ghostly beasties that haunt the night? Here are a few quotes from famous writers. These excerpts are perfect for Halloween (and any old time you're looking for a good scare or terror)... Oh, the horrors!
How to Make Literature a Part of Your Halloween Celebrations
Here are some ideas that should help you to make literature a part of your upcoming Halloween celebrations.
Complete Works of Edgar Allan Poe
Read the works of Edgar Allan Poe.
The time on and around Halloween is the perfect time to read those scary classics. And, if you've never had the opportunity to read the greatest Halloween scares and terrors in classic literature, these books are a great introduction! Read more about the history of Halloween, read the scary classic, and enjoy those monsters all year round. Read on.
Romanticism & the Supernatural
Not only does Ligeia's unusual beauty represents a reoccurring theme throughout the story, but the text portrays Poe's method of rejecting the "ordinary," a common theme in past literature, while still promoting the ideas of Romanticism.
Read the full text for Washington Irving's "The Spector Bridegroom."
They are the creatures that come out of the shadows, in the darkest nights. They jolt us out of those dark nightmares, and they are the figures that are so well represented in Halloween and other horrific happenings. Here are quotes about the monsters among us (and those in our favorite novels!)...