|"Come back, so that I may plant within you my seed!"|
|He's digging the grave for your freedom. Run!|
The Tree of Life takes root at the Family Seat, and when our Gothic Romance Paperback heroine flees the ancestral pile into a wasteland of dead trees with broken branches, she becomes a rebellious anti-heroine, defying the social norm. The dead trees on these covers hint that Female does not equal Wife-and-Mother, and that some women would rather burn their brassieres in the barrens of a bachelorette apartment than bear heirs.
Assignment: Why are dead trees called snags, and what kind of wild life do they attract?
For more snags see tumbler: Gothic Romance.