Dreams in the Witch-House Book Summary and Study Guide

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Gilman, a scholar who needs a break, decides to move into a boarding house previously owned by a witch. Soon he starts having horrific dreams in which the witch Keziah and her wretched mutilated familiar sacrifice children. Soon he is killed and then, a few years later, the roof is blown off the house, revealing various scrolls on necromancy and forbidden rituals and the knife and bowl used in the rituals.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 30%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 10%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 30% Tone of book    -   scarey (primal ax-wielding fear) FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   part earth & part fantasy world Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Horror story?    -   Yes Horror plotlets    -   bad dreams

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   scholar Age:    -   20's-30's


Earth setting:    -   20th century Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   explicit references to deaths scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   some scientific explanation How much dialogue?    -   little dialog

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