By Cynthia Lee
Published: February 20, 2013.
Belle Fortune, a 16 year old orphan, is sent to a comfortless school run by Horace Glass, an inventor of steam-powered machines, who disapproves of imagination.
When Belle begins to invent stories about Penny Dreadful, a fierce heroine and slayer of monsters, Mr. Glass plans Belle's "rehabilitation."
Belle will have only Penny Dreadful to guide her as she devises a plan to defeat Mr. Glass.