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  • The Judge's House and Other Stories | Bram Stoker

    The Judge's House and Other Stories

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs)
    • By Bram Stoker
    • Narrated By Roy Macready
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    The creator of Dracula, Bram Stoker, wrote many other novels and works of short fiction. Here are four of his short stories which have some of the same weird, unsettling, and entertaining qualities as his gothic masterpiece. They are "The Judge's House", "The Secret of the Growing Gold", "The Squaw", and "A Dream of Red Hands."

  • More Strange Tales | E. Nesbit,Edgar Allan Poe,Arthur Conan Doyle,M. R. James, Saki,Hugh Walpole,E. F. Benson,F. Marion Crawford,Ambrose Bierce

    More Strange Tales

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By E. Nesbit, Edgar Allan Poe, Arthur Conan Doyle, and others
    • Narrated By Roy Macready
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    Another collection of 16 classic tales of the macabre and supernatural by some of the best-known writers in these genres.

    Die Falknerin says: "An interesting selection and great narrator"
  • Confessions of an English Opium-Eater | Thomas De Quincey

    Confessions of an English Opium-Eater

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Thomas De Quincey
    • Narrated By Roy Macready
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    Confessions of an English Opium-Eater by Thomas De Quincey (1785-1859) was first published anonymously in 1821 in the London Magazine and was published in book form a year later. A revised edition was published in 1846. It is an account by the author of his addiction to laudanum and the effects it had on his life. This recording presents an abridged version of the 1856 edition.

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  • Stories | Guy de Maupassant

    Stories

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Guy de Maupassant
    • Narrated By Roy Macready
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    Guy de Maupassant (1850 - 1893) is recognized as one of the fathers of the modern short story and one of its finest exponents. From the humorous to the tragic to the gruesome, with an economy and precision of language, his stories can delight or disturb. Here are 10 of them.

  • The Pied Piper of Hamelin | Robert Browning

    The Pied Piper of Hamelin

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    • By Robert Browning
    • Narrated By Roy Macready
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    Robert Browning (1812-1889), playwright and poet, is known and admired for his dramatic monologues in blank verse, of which he is a recognized master. He also wrote many lighter poems with a humorous touch. Here is one of his best known, The Pied Piper of Hamelin.

  • Uncanny Tales | F. Marion Crawford

    Uncanny Tales

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By F. Marion Crawford
    • Narrated By Roy Macready
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    Francis Marion Crawford (1854-1909) was an American writer, born in Italy and educated in the USA. He also studied at the universities of Cambridge and Heidelberg. He was a prolific writer in many fields, but it was his novels that were most popular, commanding a large following. His stories of the macabre and supernatural are very highly regarded. Roy Macready reads five of them from Uncanny Tales.

  • The Raven | Edgar Allan Poe

    The Raven

    • UNABRIDGED (9 mins)
    • By Edgar Allan Poe
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    The narrator is in deep sorrow, mourning his lost love, and is slowly sinking into despair when he is visited by a talking raven from whom he seeks comfort and hope, but whose only utterance is a single portentous word - "nevermore."

  • Favourite Classic Poems | Robert Browning,Rudyard Kipling,Thomas Hardy

    Favourite Classic Poems

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    • By Robert Browning, Rudyard Kipling, Thomas Hardy
    • Narrated By Roy Macready
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    collection of favorite classic poems by some of our best loved poets, including Robert Browning, Rudyard Kipling, Thomas Hardy, John Keats, William Butler Yeats, Thomas Love Peacock, Alfred Lord Tennyson, William Shakespeare, Algernon Charles Swinburne, and others.

  • Candide |  Voltaire

    Candide

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    • By Voltaire
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    The story follows the eponymous hero and his tutor Doctor Pangloss through a series of adventures and misfortunes, all the time doggedly attempting, against the odds, to adhere to the doctor's philosophy that "all is for the best in this best of all possible worlds".

    Z. Peterson says: "Best possible reading of this best possible story"
  • William Shakespeare - Sonnets | William Shakespeare

    William Shakespeare - Sonnets

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    • By William Shakespeare
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    Presenting a selection of sonnets by William Shakespeare. There are 24 in number in this first selection. They are, in order: 18, 33, 11, 3, 5, 6, 29, 10, 22, 2, 4, 7, 1, 9, 27, 8, 30, 116, 34, 54, 12, 66, 77, 60.

  • Man Overboard! | F. Marion Crawford

    Man Overboard!

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 23 mins)
    • By F. Marion Crawford
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    Francis Marion Crawford (1854-1909) was an American writer, born in Italy and educated in the United States. He also studied at the universities of Cambridge and Heidelberg. He was a prolific writer in many fields, but it was his novels that were most popular, commanding a large following. His stories of the macabre and supernatural are very highly regarded.

  • Songs of Innocence and of Experience | William Blake

    Songs of Innocence and of Experience

    • UNABRIDGED (47 mins)
    • By William Blake
    • Narrated By Roy Macready
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    The "Songs of Innocence" were published in 1789 and republished in 1794 together with the "Songs of Experience". They represent Blake's two perspectives on the world, that of the child (innocence) and that of the adult (experience). Blake's poetical works were largely neglected in their own time but are today considered some of the most brilliant of English verse. The "songs" are presented here together with "Auguries of Innocence".

  • The Ballad of Reading Gaol | Oscar Wilde

    The Ballad of Reading Gaol

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    • By Oscar Wilde
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    "The Ballad of Reading Gaol" was written by Oscar Wilde in France, where he was in exile after his release from Reading Gaol. Wilde had been imprisoned and sentenced to two years hard labor. A hanging took place while Wilde was incarcerated, and the poem is the narrative of the execution.

  • Tales of Mystery and Imagination | Edgar Allan Poe

    Tales of Mystery and Imagination

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    • By Edgar Allan Poe
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    Here is a collection of nine tales of the macabre and the supernatural from the acknowledged master of these genres. They are: "The Black Cat", "The Tell-Tale Heart", "The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar", "The Premature Burial", "The Pit and the Pendulum", "The Cask of Amontillado", "The Oval Portrait", "Berenice", and "Ligeia".

  • Poems | Edgar Allan Poe

    Poems

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 21 mins)
    • By Edgar Allan Poe
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    Although Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) is known mainly for his tales of the macabre and the supernatural, and is an acknowledged master of those genres, he thought of himself primarily as a poet. Here is a collection of over 30 of his poems, including two of the best known: "The Raven" and "Annabel Lee".

  • A Warning to the Curious | M. R. James

    A Warning to the Curious

    • UNABRIDGED (39 mins)
    • By M. R. James
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    M. R. James (1862-1936) was provost of King's College, Cambridge, and Eton College. He was a highly regarded scholar and academic in his time but today is remembered for his ghost stories, which are considered among the finest in the genre. Here is one of them: "A Warning to the Curious".

  • At the Farmhouse | E. F. Benson

    At the Farmhouse

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    • By E. F. Benson
    • Narrated By Roy Macready
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    E.F. Benson (1867-1940) is probably best known today for his sparkling, comic "Lucia" novels. In his own day it was his ghost stories which were his most popular works. At the Farmhouse exemplifies Benson's fine literary style and his ability to create the most frightening of supernatural and macabre tales.

  • Naboth's Vineyard | E. F. Benson

    Naboth's Vineyard

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    • By E. F. Benson
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    E. F. Benson (1867-1940) is probably best known today for his sparkling, comic Lucia novels. In his own day it was his ghost stories that were his most popular works. "Naboth's Vineyard" exemplifies Benson's fine literary style and his ability to create the most frightening of supernatural and macabre tales.

  • Reginald |  Saki

    Reginald

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    • By Saki
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    Reginald, published in 1904, was the first of Saki's collections of short stories. The eponymous Reginald is an effete, cynical young man-about-town whose character is a vehicle for Saki's delicious biting wit satirizing Edwardian high society.

    Die Falknerin says: "I'm not above rubies..."
  • Weird Tales | E. Nesbit

    Weird Tales

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    • By E. Nesbit
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    E. Nesbit is best known for her children's books such as The Railway Children, the Psammead series, and the stories of the Bastable family. She was also a poet and wrote many works for adults, including short stories in the genre of the supernatural and the macabre, eight of which are included in this collection.

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