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Date: 16 Oct 2010 Title: Gothic Tribute to Austen Novels and Spinoff Quotes

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1. 'Colonel ______, the friend of Sir John, suffered from a cruel affliction, the likes of which the Dashwood sisters had heard of, but never seen firsthand. He bore a set of long, squishy tentacles protruding grotesquely from his face, writhing this way and that, like hideous living facial hair of slime green' From which spinoff novel is this clip from? (7)
5. 'In spite of the deadly hue of his face, which never gained a warmer tint, either from the blush of modesty, or from the strong emotion of passion, though its form and _____ were beautiful, many of the female hunters after notoriety attempted to win his attentions, and gain, at least, some marks of what they might term affection' Which gothic writer wrote this vampyre tale (7)
9. 'As their carriage climbs the mountain road, the local people jump away and ____ themselves as they pass. When they arrive in the Alps at his uncle Count Polidori?s castle, an axe displayed above a doorway mysteriously falls missing Darcy by inches' What Austen spinoff novel is this quote from? (5)
10. ?Nothing further to alarm perhaps may occur the first night. After surmounting your unconquerable horror of the bed, you will retire to rest, and get a few hours? unquiet slumber. But on the second, or at farthest the third night after your arrival, you will probably have a violent _____' From which Austen novel is this from? (5)
12. 'But your mind is warped by an innate principle of general integrity, and therefore not accessible to the cool reasonings of family partiality, or a desire of ______.' (7)
14. 'She allowed herself to act and write about more than one affair that her weak head did not understand.' Nineteenth century historian Jules Michelet said this about this french playwright and political activist whose feminist and abolitionist writings reached a large audience (5)
15. My dearest Jane, My hand is trembling as I write this letter. My nerves are in tatters and I am so altered that I believe you would not recognise me. The past two months have been a nightmarish whirl of strange and disturbing circumstances, and the future? (5)
16. 'When you have killed all your own birds, Mr Bingley,' said her mother, 'I beg you will come here, and _____ as many as you please on Mr Bennet's manor. I am sure he will be vastly happy to oblige you, and will save all the best of the covies for you.' (5)
17. 'You will have a great deal of unreserved discourse with Mrs. K., I dare say, upon this subject, as well as upon many other of our family matters. _____ everybody but me' (5)
18. Eleanor Sleath wrote this gothic novel 'Orphan on the _____' (5)
19. To make matters worse, the manuscript she finished just before being turned into a vampire has been rejected by publishers?116 times (5)
22. 'Elizabeth, learning of his dislike, makes it a point to match his disgust with her own ______' Which Austen novel is this quote speaking of? (5)
24. 'The beautiful clearness of her candour - her faded beauty was like a summer twilight' This quote comes from which Henry James 'The _____ of the Dead' (5)
25. In Roman mythology were female chthonic deities of vengeance or supernatural personifications of the anger of the dead (7)
30. A Dravidian hill tribe in the Sathyamangalam and Thalamalai ranges in the western ghats in Tamilnadu (5)
31. To accustom to hardship, difficulty, pain, etc.; toughen or harden (5)
32. 'An unhappy alternative is before you, Elizabeth. From this day you must be a stranger to one of your parents. Your mother will never see you again if you do not marry Mr. Collins and I will never see you again if you do; for I shall not have my best warrior resigned to the service of a man who is fatter than Buddha and duller than the edge of a learning sword' From which Austen spinoff novel is this from? Clue Pride and Prejudice and ______' (7)
33. 'Marianne, who had become involved in an effort to pick her teeth with the newly ejected catfish bone, smiled' From which Austen spinoff novel is this from? clue: Sense and Sensibility and Sea _______s' (7)


1. Jane Fairfax is really who in Jane Bites ____ by Michael Thomas Ford (4)
2. 'Meanwhile, dark forces are at work all around them. Most ominous is the threat from George Wickham, the purveyor of the curse, _ demon who ___s to destroy each generation of Darcy?s and currently has evil intentions for the vulnerable Georgiana' from which Austen spinoff novel is this quote from? (4)
3. ?Move away from her, Wickham,? the tall, dark figure ordered as he stepped carefully into the room. ?You will not bring your death and decay into my household.? Regina Jeffers wrote this spinoff novel 'Vampire Darcy?s _____' (6)
4. 'Its inhabitants, young and old, I did not spare, and with their corpses I filled the streets of the city.' comes from what ancient city on the eastern bank of the Tigris River in ancient Assyria (7)
5. The Castle of _____ is a 1764 novel by Horace Walpole (7)
6. 'Ye rhymers, whose bosoms with fantasy glow,Whose pastoral passions are made for the grove ; From what blest inspiration your sonnets would flow,;Could you ever have ______ the first kiss of love' This excerpt is from what Lord Byron poem? (6)
7. Until Pride and Prejudice came out she was 'no more regarded in society than a poker or a fire-screen, or any other thin, upright piece of wood or ____ that fills the corner in peace and quietness.' (4)
8. 'Even though she has never had the discipline to apply herself to reading or drawing, or the desire to marry, she discovers quite suddenly that she is a skilled vampire slayer and proceeds to rid the neighborhood of the fiendish Undead while winning the approval and heart of the one gentleman vampire who she discovers she truly loves' From which Austen spinoff novel is this clip from? (4)
11. 'How so? Can he train them in the ways of swordsmanship and musketry?' (7)
13. Richard Brinsley Sheridan wrote this other fave play of Jane's 'School for ______' (7)
20. 'There was an ______ , a sinking, a sickening of the heart - an unredeemed dreariness of thought which no goading of the imagination could torture into aught of the sublime' Which Edgar Allan Poe works is this clip from? (7)
21. The Elysian Plains, were the final resting places of the souls of the heroic and the virtuous and also called this. (7)
23. 'Pardon me if, reading that, I want to laugh, because you want to relieve me of a fear that I've never had. I've never thought that, as they say, you eat little children' Jeanne d'Albret said this in a letter to this Queen consort of France (6)
24. Miss S. writes word that she could not get the young lady to _____ any cause for her extraordinary conduct, which confirms me in my own previous explanation of it, Frederica is too shy, I think, and too much in awe of me to tell tales, but if the mildness of her uncle should get anything out of her, I am not afraid (6)
26. To question closely or repeatedly; interrogate (4)
27. ?A straightforward man like Weston,? whose heart never beats and lungs never breathe except to smell, he thought, ?and a rational, unaffected woman like Miss Taylor, may be safely left to manage their own concerns. You are more likely to have done ____, than good, by interfering.? This is from which Wayne Josephson spinoff novel? (4)
28. ?Oh! Do not say Miss Tilney was not angry,? cried Catherine, ?because I know she was; for she would not see me this morning when I called; I saw her walk out of the house the next minute after my leaving it; I was ____, but I was not affronted. Perhaps you did not know I had been there.? Which Austen novel is this from? (4)
29. 'Confused by his notice, and blushing from the ____ of its being excited by something wrong in her appearance, she turned away her head. But while she did so, the gentleman retreated, and her partner, coming nearer, said, ?I see that you guess what I have just been asked. That gentleman knows your name, and you have a right to know his. It is General Tilney, my father.' (4)