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The Great American Read

Villains and Monsters | Preview

We explore the lessons from novels featuring villains, monsters and evil forces.

About the Show

How do novels featuring our favorite villains and monsters help us understand why people behave badly? We examine the evil characters in our favorite novels, to find out why we go to the dark side. We also meet authors who have created some of our best-loved villains.


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