Morals and mysteries

Michael Caines reports on an unprecedented gathering of work by William Hogarth, “replete with a bitter exuberance, folly finely observed and sin satirized”; “Sometimes a dark and stormy night calls for nothing more innovative than a classic chilling tale.” Joanna Scutts considers three new compendiums of the spooky and the macabre; Les Green makes a case for changing the UK's constitution (writing it down in one place being a good start...)


Hogarth: Place and progress, at the Sir John Soane’s Museum, until January 5, 2020


A Quaint and Curious Volume: Tales and poems of the gothic


Women’s Weird: Strange stories by women, 1890–1940, edited by Melissa Edmundson

Promethean Horrors: Classic tales of mad science, edited by Xavier Aldana Reyes


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