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Written by Emmeline
(4/13/2003 9:24 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, GR: Henry's Gothic parody, penned by Cheryl
] But – did Henry know which room Catherine would be in? Did he know that chest was in that room? Did he include that “black and gold” cabinet in his story on purpose? Could he have gone so far as to conceal the laundry lists? I tend to think that Henry knew the cabinet was in her room and was giving her a tease, but that the laundry lists were a coincidence.
I'm not sure if Henry knows. Perhaps he knows which room Catherine would be in and perhaps he knows about the chest and the cabinet. But I don't think he knows that there is 'a roll of paper' in the cabinet. ' The device of the discovered "manuscript is a common frame for Gothic tales. Horace Walpole's Castle of Otranto (1764) is presented in its first edition as no more than such a document, while Sophia Lee's The Recess (1785) was, the Advertisement claimed, from an "obsolete manuscript" dating from the reign of Elizabeth.[A Sicilian Romance notes]' In The Romance of the Forest, Adeline discovers a roll of papers.
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