“The Tapestried Chamber” (1828)

Creators

Walter Scott (writer).

Extent

Read in 2017.

Subject

A haunting in a castle.

Commentary

Remarkably pedestrian post-Gothic, mellow romanticism. The most interesting thing about it is the use of “fag”, “faggot” and “gay”, all without homosexual connotations, in a story of deep male friendship.

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