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In this Poe-like tale, set in "an old gray house", a man exacts a bizarre revenge on his unfaithful wife and her lover. This chilling story is one of Balzac's most popular.
(P)1979 Jimcin Recordings

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"Walter Zimmerman excellently narrates two mysteries of Balzac that will please contemporary listeners. It's as if Balzac shares a secret when, in ['The Mysterious Mansion'], the reader's soft voice reveals the grim ending of the love affair of a Spanish nobleman." (Booklist)

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This is an appalling dreadful reading of a very good piece of literature. The narrator completely destroys any and all value of Balzacs story.

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