The trouble with writers of fiction is that they’ll take a small detail and write an entire novel around it.
I grew up reading Alexandre Dumas books. My own novel contained Musketeers.
Did Dumas read/hear about the Scold’s Bridle?
Did George Orwell too? Or did he read Dumas?
Where did the face cage that O’Brien puts on Winston come from?
Disclaimer : Although this book was part of EngLit school journey, I’ve never been able to watch this film all the way through.
Even though it stars, what to me, is one of the most beautiful voices ever to be born. No wonder Liz Taylor married him twice!!
“THEY got me a long time ago.”
P.S. I’m feeling a War of the Worlds moment coming on :o)