These two novellas, "Morpho Eugenia" and "The Conjugal Angel", are set in the mid-19th-century, weaving together fact and fiction, reality and romance. "Morpho Eugenia" is a Gothic fable of the Earthly Paradise; "The Conjugal Angel" is a philosophical ghost story.
These two novellas, MORPHO EUGENIA and THE CONJUGIAL ANGEL, are set in the mid-nineteenth century, weaving fact and fiction, reality and romance. MORPHO EUGENIA is a lively Gothic fable of the Earthly Paradise, of the Victorian obsession with Darwinian theories of breeding and sexuality and the parallels between insect and human society. THE CONJUGIAL ANGEL, a philosophical ghost-story concerns Tennyson's IN MEMORIAM, published in 1850, mourning the death of his friend Arthur Hallam.
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