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B. J. Harrison Reads Schalken the Painter Audiobook

B. J. Harrison Reads Schalken the Painter

Author: Sheridan Le Fanu Narrator: B. J. Harrison Release Date: September 2021

'Schalken the Painter' is a ghost short story by Sheridan Le Fanu, taking place in the 17th-century Netherlands. An aspiring painter falls in love with his master’s niece but one day, a mysterious man comes to ask for the niece’s hand, and the master agrees. Yet the heartbroken painter can’t help but feel that is something totally wrong with this new suitor. This is a short story of about greedy family relations, and is a psychologically unnerving and ghastly tale that fans of horror fiction will definitely love. B. J. Harrison started his Classic Tales Podcast back in 2007, wanting to breathe new life into classic stories. He masterfully plays with a wide array of voices and accents and has since then produced over 500 audiobooks. Now in collaboration with SAGA Egmont, his engaging narration of these famous classics is available to readers everywhere. Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu (1814-1873) was an Irish author of short stories and novels. He was one of the most important writers of Gothic, mystery and horror stories of the Victorian era. Le Fanu’s influence cannot be neglected, for he helped develop the writing styles for atmosphere, setting, and narration. His most important works are 'Uncle Silas', 'The House by the Churchyard', and his short story collection 'In a Glass Darkly'.

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B. J. Harrison Reads The Room in the Dragon Volant Audiobook

B. J. Harrison Reads The Room in the Dragon Volant

Author: Sheridan Le Fanu Narrator: B. J. Harrison Release Date: September 2021

'The Room in the Dragon Volant' is a mysterious story about a premature burial, a theme favoured by Poe some years previously. When a chivalric young man tries to save an innocent countess from the clutches of a greedy count, little does he suspect that the whole situation could be a trap. With plenty of Gothic elements and some remarkable episodes of horror, 'The Room in the Dragon Volant' is a haunting mystery story that will keep readers at the edge of their seat. B. J. Harrison started his Classic Tales Podcast back in 2007, wanting to breathe new life into classic stories. He masterfully plays with a wide array of voices and accents and has since then produced over 500 audiobooks. Now in collaboration with SAGA Egmont, his engaging narration of these famous classics is available to readers everywhere. Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu (1814-1873) was an Irish author of short stories and novels. He was one of the most important writers of Gothic, mystery and horror stories of the Victorian era. Le Fanu's influence cannot be neglected, for he helped develop the writing styles for atmosphere, setting, and narration. His most important works are 'Uncle Silas', 'The House by the Churchyard', and his short story collection 'In a Glass Darkly'.

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B. J. Harrison Reads Uncle Silas Audiobook

B. J. Harrison Reads Uncle Silas

Author: Sheridan Le Fanu Narrator: B. J. Harrison Release Date: March 2021

'Uncle Silas' is a Gothic locked-room mystery novel by Sheridan Le Fanu. Maud Ruthyn is an orphan, left in the care of her mysterious and evil uncle Silas. The latter keeps thinking up new and creative ways to get rid of his niece. In a similar vein to Wilkie Collins' novels, Le Fanu's 'Uncle Silas' depicts a heroine in danger, who moves from one hair-raising adventure to the next, making it a perfect, terrifying, horror tale of greed and vile intentions. B. J. Harrison started his Classic Tales Podcast back in 2007, wanting to breathe new life into classic stories. He masterfully plays with a wide array of voices and accents and has since then produced over 500 audiobooks. Now in collaboration with SAGA Egmont, his engaging narration of these famous classics is available to readers everywhere. Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu (1814-1873) was an Irish author of short stories and novels. He was one of the most important writers of Gothic, mystery and horror stories of the Victorian era. Le Fanu's influence cannot be neglected, for he helped develop the writing styles for atmosphere, setting, and narration. His most important works are 'Uncle Silas', 'The House by the Churchyard', and his short story collection 'In a Glass Darkly'.

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B. J. Harrison Reads A Chapter in the History of the Tyrone Family Audiobook

B. J. Harrison Reads A Chapter in the History of the Tyrone Family

Author: Sheridan Le Fanu Narrator: B. J. Harrison Release Date: February 2021

'A Chapter in the History of the Tyrone Family' is a Gothic short story by Sheridan Le Fanu focusing on a young woman who marries a Scottish landowner with a dark past. A short story whose haunting and semi-supernatural elements might have influenced Charlotte Brontë’s 'Jane Eyre', Le Fanu’s tale combines a lot of elements – horror, romance, thriller, and drama – to create a compelling and sophisticated world from which there is no easy escape. All this, together with the countless secrets, murders, and betrayal turn the short story into a melodramatic Gothic classic, recommended to fans of the genre. B. J. Harrison started his Classic Tales Podcast back in 2007, wanting to breathe new life into classic stories. He masterfully plays with a wide array of voices and accents and has since then produced over 500 audiobooks. Now in collaboration with SAGA Egmont, his engaging narration of these famous classics is available to readers everywhere. Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu (1814-1873) was an Irish author of short stories and novels. He was one of the most important writers of Gothic, mystery and horror stories of the Victorian era. Le Fanu’s influence cannot be neglected, for he helped develop the writing styles for atmosphere, setting, and narration. His most important works are 'Uncle Silas', 'The House by the Churchyard', and his short story collection 'In a Glass Darkly'.

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Catherine's Quest Audiobook

Catherine's Quest

Author: Sheridan Le Fanu Narrator: Kate Millner Release Date: November 2020

Traumatised by dreams and visions about the unassuming chest under the window in her bedroom, Catherine Lestrange demands it be opened; but what is found inside has the power to change her future as well as her reveal her past. Catherine's Quest is taken from the second volume of the Victorian Anthologies "Horror" series, featuring short stories by classic writers of the spooky, the scary and the supernatural. Guaranteed to give you the shivers, each collection includes familiar and loved creepy tales as well as those less well-known. With music by Benedict Edwards.

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Green Tea Audiobook

Green Tea

Author: Sheridan Le Fanu Narrator: Gerry O'brien Release Date: October 2020

'Green Tea' tells the haunting story of a man plagued by a demonic monkey. The unnamed narrator, a trained surgeon who can’t practice because of the loss of two of his fingers, is organising the papers of his deceased mentor, the famous German physician Dr. Martin Hesselius. In doing so, he stumbles upon a strange case, dating back sixty-four years.

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The British Short Story - Volume 2 - Mary Diana Dods to Sheridan Le Fanu Audiobook

The British Short Story - Volume 2 - Mary Diana Dods to Sheridan Le Fanu

Author: Charles Dickens, Mary Diana Dods, Sheridan Le Fanu Narrator: Ghizela Rowe, Ian Holm, Tom Mclean Release Date: October 2020

These British Isles, moored across from mainland Europe, are more often seen as a world unto themselves. Restless and creative, they often warred amongst themselves until they began a global push to forge a World Empire of territory, of trade and of language.Here our ambitions are only of the literary kind. These shores have mustered many masters of literature. So this anthology's boundaries includes only those authors who were born in the British Isles - which as a geographical definition is the UK mainland and the island of Ireland - and wrote in a familiar form of English.Whilst Daniel Defoe is the normal starting point we begin a little earlier with Aphra Behn, an equally colourful character as well as an astonishing playwright and poet. And this is how we begin to differentiate our offering; both in scope, in breadth and in depth. These islands have raised and nurtured female authors of the highest order and rank and more often than not they have been sidelined or ignored in favour of that other gender which usually gets the plaudits and the royalties.Way back when it was almost immoral that a woman should write. A few pages of verse might be tolerated but anything else brought ridicule and shame. That seems unfathomable now but centuries ago women really were chattel, with marriage being, as the Victorian author Charlotte Smith boldly stated 'legal prostitution'. Some of course did find a way through - Jane Austen, the Brontes and Virginia Woolf but for many others only by changing their names to that of men was it possible to get their book to publication and into a readers hands. Here we include George Eliot and other examples.We add further depth with many stories by authors who were famed and fawned over in their day. Some wrote only a hidden gem or two before succumbing to poverty and death. There was no second career as a game show guest, reality TV contestant or youtuber. They remain almost forgotten outposts of talent who never prospered despite devoted hours of pen and brain.Keeping to a chronological order helps us to highlight how authors through the ages played around with characters and narrative to achieve distinctive results across many scenarios, many styles and many genres. The short story became a sort of literary laboratory, an early disruptor, of how to present and how to appeal to a growing audience as a reflection of social and societal changes. Was this bound to happen or did a growing population that could read begin to influence rather than just accept?Moving through the centuries we gather a groundswell of authors as we hit the Victorian Age - an age of physical mass communication albeit only on an actual printed page. An audience was offered a multitude of forms: novels (both whole and in serialised form) essays, short stories, poems all in weekly, monthly and quarterly form. Many of these periodicals were founded or edited by literary behemoths from Dickens and Thackeray through to Jerome K Jerome and, even some female editors including Ethel Colburn Mayne, Alice Meynell and Ella D'Arcy.Now authors began to offer a wider, more diverse choice from social activism and justice - and injustice to cutting stories of manners and principles. From many forms of comedy to mental meltdowns, from science fiction to unrequited heartache. If you can imagine it an author probably wrote it. At the end of the 19th Century bestseller lists and then prizes, such as the Nobel and Pulitzer, helped focus an audience's attention to a books literary merit and sales worth. Previously coffeehouses, Imperial trade, unscrupulous overseas printers ignoring copyright restrictions, publishers with their book lists as an appendix and the gossip and interchange of polite society had been the main avenues to secure sales and profits.

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Strange Event in the Life of Schalken the Painter Audiobook

Strange Event in the Life of Schalken the Painter

Author: Sheridan Le Fanu Narrator: David Shaw-Parker, Ghizela Rowe Release Date: October 2020

Joseph Thomas Sheridan Le Fanu was born on August 28th, 1814, at 45 Lower Dominick Street, Dublin, into a literary family with Huguenot, Irish and English rootsThe children were tutored but, according to his brother William, the tutor taught them little if anything. Le Fanu was eager to learn and used his father's library to educate himself about the world. He was a creative child and by fifteen had taken to writing poetry.Accepted into Trinity College, Dublin to study law he also benefited from the system used in Ireland that he did not have to live in Dublin to attend lectures, but could study at home and take examinations at the university as and when necessary.This enabled him to also write and by 1838 Le Fanu's first story The Ghost and the Bonesetter was published in the Dublin University Magazine. Many of the short stories he wrote at the time were to form the basis for his future novels. Indeed, throughout his career Le Fanu would constantly revise, cannabilise, embellish and re-publish his earlier works to use in his later efforts.Between 1838 and 1840 Le Fanu had written and published twelve stories which purported to be the literary remains of an 18th-century Catholic priest called Father Purcell. Set mostly in Ireland they include classic stories of gothic horror, with grim, shadowed castles, as well as supernatural visitations from beyond the grave, together with madness and suicide. One of the themes running through them is a sad nostalgia for the dispossessed Catholic aristocracy of Ireland, whose ruined castles stand in mute salute and testament to this history. On 18 December 1844 Le Fanu married Susanna Bennett, the daughter of a leading Dublin barrister. The union would produce four children. Le Fanu was now stretching his talents across the length of a novel and his first was The Cock and Anchor published in 1845.A succession of works followed and his reputation grew as well as his income. Unfortunately, a decade after his marriage it became an increasing source of difficultly. Susanna was prone to suffer from a range of neurotic symptoms including great anxiety after the deaths of several close relatives, including her father two years before. In April 1858 she suffered an "hysterical attack" and died in circumstances that are still unclear. The anguish, profound guilt as well as overwhelming loss were channeled into Le Fanu's work. Working only by the light of two candles he would write through the night and burnish his reputation as a major figure of 19th Century supernaturalism. His work challenged the focus on the external source of horror and instead he wrote about it from the perspective of the inward psychological potential to strike fear in the hearts of men. A series of books now came forth: Wylder's Hand (1864), Guy Deverell (1865), The Tenants of Malory (1867), The Green Tea (1869), The Haunted Baronet (1870), Mr. Justice Harbottle (1872), The Room in the Dragon Volant (1872) and In a Glass Darkly. (1872).But his life was drawing to a close. Joseph Thomas Sheridan Le Fanu died in Merrion Square in his native Dublin on February 7th, 1873, at the age of 58.

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The Classic Tales Podcast, Season Five Audiobook

The Classic Tales Podcast, Season Five

Mystery, Adventure, Horror, Romance. You can get a healthy mix of it all in The Classic Tales Podcast, Season Five. An anthology of all of the stories released through the podcast during 2011. Over 36 hours total! ¶ Optimized for mobile listening, with story specific artwork for each story and chapter, this is one binge worthy collection! ¶Titles in the anthology include the following:¶The Mysterious Affair at Styles, by Agatha Christie (novel)¶Poems by Edgar Allan Poe, including The Raven, The Sleeper, Bridal Ballad, The City in the Sea, Dreams, El Dorado, and Annabel Lee¶Lord Arthur Savile's Crime, by Oscar Wilde¶The Black Cat, by Edgar Allan Poe¶Jeeves Takes Charge, by P.G. Wodehouse¶A Chapter in the History of the Tyrone Family, by Sheridan Le Fanu (novella)¶A Room With a View, by E.M. Forster (novel)¶The Mark of Zorro, by Johnston McCulley (novel)¶Anthem, by Ayn Rand (novella)¶The Lord of the Dynamos, by H.G. Wells¶Playing With Fire, by Arthur Conan Doyle¶The Judge's House, by Bram Stoker¶In Letters of Fire, by Gaston LeRoux¶The Red Headed League, by Arthur Conan Doyle¶Jeeves in the Springtime, by P.G. Wodehouse¶Deep Waters, by P.G. Wodehouse¶The Aunt and the Sluggard, by P.G. Wodehouse¶A Kidnapped Santa Claus, by L. Frank Baum¶The Snow Queen, by Hans Christian Andersen (novella)¶The Man Who Lived Backwards, by Charles F. Hall

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Casting the Runes, and Other Classic Stories of the Supernatural Audiobook

Casting the Runes, and Other Classic Stories of the Supernatural

English author Montague Rhodes James (1862-1936) is considered by many aficionados the unquestioned master of the modern ghost story, and several of his tales have served as source material for multiple creepy film versions. He broke new ground by abandoning many of the conventions of gothic mysteries, and substituting contemporary settings, situations, and characters. Nevertheless, as a Cambridge medieval scholar, James was steeped in the esoteric lore of the Middle Ages, and he applied that scholarship brilliantly to his stories. The four stories in this compilation not by James are meant to serve as prime illustrations of the best work of a few of his contemporaries and immediate antecedents. Contents include:Casting the Runes - M. R. JamesWailing Well - M. R. JamesRats - M. R. JamesMezzotint - M. R. JamesCount Magnus - M. R. JamesNumber 13 - M. R. JamesOh, Whistle and I'll Come - M. R. JamesThe Monkey's Paw -W. W. JacobsGreen Tea - Sheridan Le FanuThe Screaming Skull - F. Marion CrawfordHow Love Came to Professor Guildea - Robert Hichens

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El fantasma de la sra Crawl - dramatizado Audiobook

El fantasma de la sra Crawl - dramatizado

Author: Sheridan Le Fanu Narrator: Niloofer Khan Release Date: December 2019

-Este audiolibro está narrado en castellano. Un verdadero clásico de terror de Sheridan Le Fanu, que convierte en placer el escuchar la lectura. Aconsejable para oir en un viaje corto, paseando o realizando cualquier tarea monótona.'Tuve que ir a ayudar a mi tía, que era la ama de llaves en la mansión de Applewale House, y estaba muy asustada.... pero no imaginaba de qué terribles sucesos iba ser testigo de excepción. La vieja señora, que era la misma decrepitud andante, me quiso hacer partícipe de sus secretos, aunque yo no tenía ningún interés por ellos. Menos mal que estaban mi tía y la Sra Wyvern para tranquilizarme, porque sino, no se que habría sido de mí...'Este audiolibro no ha gustado a todo el mundo; a algunos les ha hecho. perder el sueño.

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Dracula & Carmilla Audiobook

Dracula & Carmilla

Author: Bram Stoker, Sheridan Le Fanu Narrator: Alison Larkin, Clive Hayward Release Date: September 2018

"Meet the Vampires who started it all – the original Count Dracula, and his older female counterpart Carmilla – brought to compelling new life by Clive Hayward and Alison Larkin. Le Fanu’s tortured, powerful female vampire, Carmilla, has been terrifying generations with its themes of lesbian attraction, forbidden and dangerous desires, manipulation and misdirection. And Dracula, written 26 years later, locked in many of the vampire-lore conventions that modern fantasy writers still embrace. Hayward and Larkin offer delicious new readings of these blood-chilling tales. Followed by a conversation by Clive Hayward and Alison Larkin."

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