The Art of Darkness

Trivia Tuesday

February 7th, 2012 by Cobwebs

(No prizes, but if you can answer them all without googling you get bragging rights.)

  1. What is the name of the woman whom Edgar Allan Poe’s narrator “loved with a love that was more than a love?”
  2. In this dark fantasy by Fritz Leiber, Norman Saylor strains the limits of conjugal love when he learns that his own wife is a practicing sorceress.
  3. What band performed the gothic love song “Temple of Love?”
  4. In the Victorian-era “language of flowers,” which flower signified Eternal Love?
    A) Cypress
    B) Hydrangea
    C) Primrose
    D) Lobelia
    E) Marigold
  5. What campy 1971 horror film starred Vincent Price as a disfigured man who uses methods based on the Ten Plagues of Egypt to exact revenge against the doctors who let his beloved wife die on the operating table?
  6. What gothic novel involves the second Mrs. de Winter trying to fill the “perfect” first Mrs. de Winter’s shoes?
  7. In Dracula, Lucy Westenra receives marriage proposals from three men, one of whom helps Jonathan Harker dispatch the Count at the end of the novel. Name him.
  8. The spurned Lady Caroline Lamb characterized this Romantic poet as “mad, bad and dangerous to know.”
  9. “Isabella, or the Pot of Basil” is a poem by John Keats about a woman who plants her deceased lover’s head in a pot of basil, which she tends obsessively. It was adapted from a story in what work?
    A) The Canterbury Tales
    B) One Thousand and One Nights
    C) The Iliad
    D) Piers Plowman
    E) The Decameron
  10. What 2004 Swedish film centers on the relationship between a 12-year-old boy named Oskar and a centuries-old vampire child named Eli?

(Answers below the fold)

  1. Annabel Lee
  2. Conjure Wife
  3. Sisters of Mercy
  4. C) Primrose
  5. The Abominable Dr. Phibes
  6. Rebecca, by Daphne du Maurier.
  7. Quincey Morris
  8. Lord Byron
  9. E) The Decameron
  10. Let the Right One In

Posted in Trivia | 3 Comments »

3 Responses

  1. WitchArachne Says:

    w00t! 6 isn’t too bad.
    Ashamed that I missed the Poe one, though I’ve not read that poem in a loooooong time.

  2. xJane Says:


    This means, of course, that I got number 10…and only number 10, correct.

  3. Jes Says:

    5 1/s. I couldn’t remember Quincey’s last name.

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