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The Goddess, A Demon, Classics To Go

The Goddess: A Demon by Richard Marsh is a great example of Victorian sensationalist literature. Marsh follows in the tradition of Wilkie Collins, Bram Stoker and H. Rider Haggard by incorporating otherworldly, supernatural elements into a wild story about murder in 19th century London. Fans of the aforesaid authors should find this an entertaining read, while fans of Marsh's earlier novel "The Beetle" will be pleased that the "The Goddess" features the same combination of mystery, romance and gothic horror. Ultimately, what makes Marsh so much fun to read is his keen sense of humor. Marsh isn't afraid to let you laugh at the ridiculousness of his over the top plot lines or his blundering narrator, and this goes a long way towards making the extravagance of the plot a strength rather than a weakness. (Amazon)

Richard Marsh

Richard Marsh (12 October 1857 – 9 August 1915) was the pseudonym of the English author born Richard Bernard Heldmann. A best-selling and prolific author of the late 19th century and the Edwardian period, Marsh is best known now for his supernatural thriller novel The Beetle, which was published the same year as Bram Stoker's Dracula (1897), and was initially even more popular, outselling Dracula six times over. The Beetle remained in print until 1960. Marsh produced nearly 80 volumes of fiction and numerous short stories, in genres including horror, crime, romance and humour.

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