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What spooky novels did Martha Washington enjoy reading?

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Explore a spooky novel owned by Martha Washington and learn about women's literature in eighteenth-century America. Like George, Martha Washington enjoyed reading and collecting books, particularly sentimental and gothic novels of the era. And these novels are more than just light entertainment: they tell a story about the relationship between grandmother and granddaughter, as told through a handwritten message tucked inside this book belonging to Martha. Listen to the podcast companion: Learn more about the George Washington Podcast Network:
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