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Jane Austen's satirical parody of the Gothic genre
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How and Why We Read: Crash Course English Literature #1 - YouTube

In which John Green kicks off the Crash Course Literature mini series with a reasonable set of questions. Why do we read? What's the point of reading critica...
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Neil Gaiman: Why our future depends on libraries, reading and daydreaming

Neil Gaiman: Why our future depends on libraries, reading and daydreaming | Northanger Abbey | Scoop.it
A lecture explaining why using our imaginations, and providing for others to use theirs, is an obligation for all citizens
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Donna Tartt: the slow-burn literary giant

Donna Tartt: the slow-burn literary giant | Northanger Abbey | Scoop.it
Profile: A cult was born with her celebrated debut, The Secret History. Yet 20 years on, she is still a highly elusive creature – we know very little about her private life.
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Are novelists weird? Crikey, yes. Is Donna Tartt's tiny back catalogue worth reading? Indupidably. 

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Banned books: share a picture of your favourite censored titles

Banned books: share a picture of your favourite censored titles | Northanger Abbey | Scoop.it
We're celebrating the freedom to read this month, with the American
Library Association's Banned Books Week launching on 22 September 2013. Show us photos of your favourite books ...
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Quiz: How much do you know about languages?

Quiz: How much do you know about languages? | Northanger Abbey | Scoop.it
How many Welsh speakers are there in the UK? Who invented Newspeak? Where is Blackfoot spoken? Take our quiz and test your language knowledge
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Alfred Hitchcock Presents S03E28 Lamb to the Slaughter

Season 3, Episode 28, Aired 4/13/58 A woman's police officer husband comes home and announces that he is leaving her and their unborn child for another woman.
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An earlier version of 'Lamb to the Slaughter' by the 'Master of Suspense' Alfred Hitchcock.

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Lamb to the Slaughter (1979)

Tales Of The Unexpected, Season 1, Episode 4 Lamb to the Slaughter (1979) — with the introduction by Roald Dahl
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The Mystery of The Cuckoo's Calling

The Mystery of The Cuckoo's Calling | Northanger Abbey | Scoop.it
One of the computational linguists who applied forensic text analysis to JK Rowling's books to uncover her as the author of The Cuckoo's Calling describes the science behind his investigation in a ...
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Linguistic forensics in action! How they discovered Galbraith was really JK...

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Wired 14.11: Very Short Stories

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As is says, very short stories. My favourite is the Alan Moore one - yours is...?

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Charlotte Perkins Gilman's "The Yellow Wall-paper"—Writing Women | EDSITEment

Charlotte Perkins Gilman's "The Yellow Wall-paper"—Writing Women | EDSITEment | Northanger Abbey | Scoop.it
A close reading of "The Yellow Wall-paper" employing the analysis of  such literary concepts as setting, narrative style, symbol, and characterization.
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useful resource? You decide...

 

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11 Suffixes That Gave Us New, Often Terrible Words

11 Suffixes That Gave Us New, Often Terrible Words | Northanger Abbey | Scoop.it
Here are some word endings that have become productive to varying degrees.
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London school bans pupils from using 'innit', 'like', and 'bare'

London school bans pupils from using 'innit', 'like', and 'bare' | Northanger Abbey | Scoop.it
A new initiative is putting a stop to students using slang on school grounds. Given the chance, which words or phrases would would you put a stop to?
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What's your comfort read?

What's your comfort read? | Northanger Abbey | Scoop.it
You've had a bad day, and your brain is fried. You could descend into alcohol, food, or passive-aggression, but instead you reach for the bookshelf. What's the book you read when you need something comforting?
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The grumpy history of the smiley emoticon

The grumpy history of the smiley emoticon | Northanger Abbey | Scoop.it
Scott Fahlman, computer scientist and typography genius, invented the smiley emoticon. But today's ubiquitous smiley had a few precursors. One involved a tongue, and the other involved Ambrose Bierce.
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Language and cultural context...the evolution of language may surprise you!

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Roald Dahl Day: my glimpse into the great writer's imagination

Roald Dahl Day: my glimpse into the great writer's imagination | Northanger Abbey | Scoop.it
The museum dedicated to the author houses early, handwritten versions of his stories – and a dustbin of discarded ideas
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How we're herded by language

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Sarah Bakewell: Metaphors can persuade us to war or bring us back from the brink. We must try to be more aware of them
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What's a meta for? Every day we are bombarded with metaphors (see what I did there?!)...do we recognise them and use them correctly?

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Texts From the Yellow Wallpaper

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That yellow wallpaper smell.
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Poetry inspired by the story...

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Shortest Story Ever Told « Ego Dialogues

Shortest Story Ever Told « Ego Dialogues | Northanger Abbey | Scoop.it
It is said that the shortest story ever told was written by the then young Ernest Hemingway, who said he could write a complete story in only six words!
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Short short story....

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