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Fragile Things: Short Fictions and Wonders Setting & Symbolism

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Victorian London

"A Study in Emerald" takes place in Victorian London, in an alternate past in which creatures from space have taken over. London in Victorian times was a crowded, polluted and smelly place. People used horse drawn carriages to get around. New scientific discoveries meant that new inventions and opportunities were available, but it was also a time in which people were very interested in spiritualism and magic.

The Old Ones

The Old Ones are a monstrous and ancient race of creatures from beyond our world that have taken over the Earth in "A Study in Emerald." They are inventions of the horror author H. P. Lovecraft.

Fairyland

Some of the stories and poems take place in Fairyland, a magical realm where normal rules do not apply. Magic rules here, and anything can happen. It is an exciting but often bewildering place, and can even be quite...

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