ByMargot Blankier

Margot Blankier is writing a doctoral thesis on Cinderella. It's going okay.

  1. This post, and several others to appear in due course, are generously sponsored by a gentleman-scholar from County San Francisco, supportive of the production and assessment of nasty novels, dealing familiarly with gamblers, misandrists and flashy reprobates. Said gentleman-scholar has re-upped his donation, so keep pitching me, academics longing for freedom.

    In the mid-1890s, two Victorian writers made a bet over which one of them could create a more frightening literary monster. The