Literary Parlor-Penny Dreadful
August 11 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm$15
Penny dreadfuls were cheap popular serial literature produced during the nineteenth century in the United Kingdom. Issued weekly each episode was either eight (or occasionally 16 pages long) with black and white illustrations on the top of the first page.
Join us for a fun-filled afternoon as we take turns reading chapters from a penny dreadful, Wagner the Werewolf by George W. M. Reynolds. Fernand Wagner’s deal with the devil buys wealth and youth―at the price of monthly transformations into a ravening beast. The first important fictional treatment of the werewolf theme in English literature, this Victorian thriller traces Wagner’s blood-soaked trail through sixteenth-century Italy.