Campfire Classics Podcast

A Literary Comedy podcast where we try to read those books that look good on your shelf…and laugh a lot along the way!

What to Expect When You’re Expecting Death

March 8th, 2022

Welcome to Campfire Classics, a Literary Comedy Podcast!!

Okay, so, spoilers, but apparently the author doesn't care so why should we: this week's story is called "A True Relation of the Apparition of one Mrs. Veal, the next Day after her Death: to one Mrs. Bargrave at Canterbury. The 8th of September, 1705."  No, really, that is the title of the story, not the story in its entirety.  Written by Daniel Defoe of Robinson Crusoe and more commonly known by its shorter title "The Apparition of Mrs. Veal," this story is sometimes credited as the first modern ghost story.

You'll have to let us know if you agree.  Emily does a great read, and along the way your hosts discuss high school musicals, the Bechdel Test, and Emily's anime Fan Fiction.

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"The Apparition of Mrs. Veal" was first published in 1705.

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