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The two short stories,” The Red Room,” and,”The Phantom coach,” create an atmosphere and suspense. Compare and contrast the ways in which both these stories establish tension and suspense

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  • Submitted: 11/07/2002
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GCSE H.G. Wells

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The two short stories," The Red Room," and,

"The Phantom coach," create an atmosphere and suspense. Compare and contrast the ways in which both these stories establish tension and suspense

In the twenty-first century, mystery and horror genre stories are sill as popular with modern society readers, as they were in the nineteenth century with Victorian readers. I have studied the two short stories, "The Red Room," and "The Phantom Coach." In this essay I aim to compare and contrast the two short stories, focusing on language and stylistic techniques.

H. G Wells wrote the "Red Room" in the year of 1986. The "Red Room," short story is based on people's fear of the supernatural. This short story was very popular in the nineteenth century for many reasons:

One reason is that Victorian people were very superstitious, and liked to read horror and mystery stories about the supernatural, people also liked the tension and suspense created. Another reason was that short stories became a popular form of fiction in the nineteenth century. This was because people used stories and magazines as forms of entertainment; television and radios had not been invented during the period of

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