penny dreadful

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penny dreadful

A cheap paperback novel, typically characterized by melodrama, violence, and adventure. Primarily heard in UK. Why waste your time reading penny dreadfuls when you could be reading fine literature?
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Seattle, WA, February 08, 2013 --(PR.com)-- Animator, artist and playwright Josh Knisely is reaching out to the web to finish the pilot to his adventure‐drama A Penny Dreadful. His Kickstarter.com campaign to raise $35,000 begins Wednesday, January 30, 2013.
A Penny Dreadful tells the story of orphaned brothers Neil and Arlo who are sent to live with their estranged aunt and uncle in a mountain town in rural Oregon.
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