Dissecting Dragons

Episode 261: Reading the Classics - Hidden Meaning and Censorship in Stoker, Bronte and Shelley

February 12, 2021

Every so often the dragons like to go off on a tangent and look at something that's slightly outside their usual podcasting terrain. This week Jules and Madeleine tackle the question: are you really reading what you think you're reading? Publishing, mindset and the context of the time something was written in can vastly change it's essential meaning, and that's before the inheritors of a writer's estate start chopping and changing things! Using Frankenstein, Dracula and the Tenant of Wildfell Hall as examples, the dragons take you on a tour of the story behind the story. It's a wild ride.

 

Title music: Ecstasy by Smiling Cynic

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