Rudyard Kipling: great Victorian, great writer of empire, great man. From The Jungle Book to The Man Who Would Be King to a great and voluminous body of poetry, featuring works of the calibre of "If" and "On The Road To Mandalay", here shows us another facet of his truly incredible talent: ghost stories. Collected for your listening pleasure are a selection of chilling, disturbing, but always entertaining stories from a man at the top of his craft and always aware of his effect on the minds of us mere mortals.
This collection of short stories contains several gothic tales to bear macabre and chilling witness to writers as diverse as Mark Twain, Robert Louis Stevenson, Jerome K. Jerome and Edgar Allan Poe. These tales are designed to unsettle you, just a little, as they lead you on a walk to places you’d perhaps rather not visit on your own. Our stories are "A Ghost Story" by Mark Twain, "Ollah" by Robert Louis Stevenson, "The Doctor’s Story" by Jerome K. Jerome, and "Murders In The Rue Morgue" by Edgar Allan Poe.
In the Scottish canon, to be placed alongside Burns is high praise indeed, but it’s a rightful place for Robert Louis Stevenson, one of Scotland’s finest novelists. Born in 1850, he crammed much into his 44 years travelling widely to France, the United States, Samoa, and the South Seas. Of course he is widely feted for his classics Dr. Jeckyll & Mr. Hyde, Treasure Island, and poetry volumes such as A Child’s Garden Of Verses. Here we have his short stories "Olliah" and "The Body Snatchers".