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Compares the Settings of "A Terribly Strange Bed and "The Landlady"

Summary: A comparison of the settings in the novels "A Terribly Strange Bed" by Wilkie Collins and "The Landlady" by Roald Dahl. Also discusses how the settings add to the suspense in the novels.
The short stories, which I studied, were "A Terribly Strange Bed" by Wilkie Collins and "The Landlady" by Roald Dahl. "A Terribly Strange Bed" was written in 1852 and set in Paris. At this time, a large percentage of the Parisians were involved in gambling. The narrator himself also seeks excitement in one of the gambling houses. This story describes the events, which follow from his incredible luck, as he is persuaded by an old soldier to sleep in a house where he is almost killed by a mechanical bed, which is used to suffocate people for their winnings. "The Landlady" was written in the twentieth century, we are able to tell that this is a more modern story than "A Terribly Strange Bed" because it is shorter. "A Terribly Strange Bed" is obviously older as it is a very long short story, this is because people did not...

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