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    • The Moonlit Road and Other Stories

    • De : Ambrose Bierce
    • Lu par : Roy Macready
    • Durée : 3 h et 5 min
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    Ambrose Bierce's collection of short stories of the supernatural and macabre Can Such Things Be? was first published in 1893 and republished in a revised edition in 1910. This selection contains two of his most famous tales: "The Moonlit Road" and "The Death of Halpin Frayser" together with 10 others.

    Prix : 6,29 €

    • Candide

    • De : Voltaire
    • Lu par : Roy Macready
    • Durée : 3 h et 27 min
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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".

    Prix : 13,42 €

    • William Shakespeare - Sonnets

    • De : William Shakespeare
    • Lu par : Roy Macready
    • Durée : 21 min
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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.

    Prix : 4,44 €

    • The Best of Saki - Volume 1

    • De : Saki
    • Lu par : Roy Macready
    • Durée : 3 h et 22 min
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    The delicious, biting wit of Saki's short stories satirizing Edwardian high society are some of the funniest and most delightful exquisite literary miniatures. In this first volume, there are 22 glittering examples. Saki was the pen name of Hector Hugh Monro. He was born in Burma in 1870, where his father was a senior official in the Burma police. From the age of two, he lived with two maiden aunts and his grandmother in Devon and was educated in Exmouth and at the Bedford Grammar School.

    Prix : 10,74 €

    • Tomaso's Fortune and Other Stories

    • De : Henry Seton Merriman
    • Lu par : Roy Macready
    • Durée : 2 h et 26 min
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    Henry Seton Merriman was the pen name of Hugh Stowell Scott (1862-1903). He was a successful and popular Victorian novelist. His only book of short stories, Tomaso's Fortune, was published posthumously in 1904, the stories having appeared originally in various magazines. This recording contains a selection of seven stories from that volume. They are: “Tomaso's Fortune”, “Sister”, “For Juanita's Sake”, “In a Crooked Way”, “The Tale of a Scorpion”, “The Prodigal's Return”, and “Stranded”.

    Prix : 5,66 €

    • More Tales in the Dark

    • The Gray Cat and Other Stories
    • De : Barry Pain
    • Lu par : Roy Macready
    • Durée : 2 h et 29 min
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    Barry Pain was noted for his humorous tales of “Eliza” and her husband, but his tales of the weird and supernatural are equally noteworthy. This volume, More Tales in the Dark, contains eight of them.  

    Prix : 5,03 €

    • Macabre Tales

    • De : Fitz-James O'Brien
    • Lu par : Roy Macready
    • Durée : 2 h et 14 min
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    Fitz-James O'Brien, born in Cork, Ireland, in 1826, is considered an important early writer of science-fiction. His three probably best-known stories are included in this volume. They are “The Diamond Lens”, “What Was It?”, and “The Lost Room”.

    Prix : 5,66 €

    • Reginald in Russia and Other Sketches

    • De : Saki
    • Lu par : Roy Macready
    • Durée : 2 h et 13 min
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     Reginald in Russia and Other Sketches was published in 1910 and was the second of Saki's collections of short stories following Reginald (1904). It consists of 15 stories or “sketches” as the author calls them and contains two of his most famous tales: “Gabriel Ernest” and “The Reticence of Lady Anne”. 

    Prix : 5,66 €

    • The Cask of Amontillado

    • De : Edgar Allan Poe
    • Lu par : Roy Macready
    • Durée : 17 min
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    Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) is celebrated for his tales of the macabre and the supernatural. “The Cask of Amontillado” is one of his terrifying tales of premature burial. In it, the narrator, Montresor, has suffered from “insults and injuries” from his “friend” Fortunato and plans to murder him while he is drunk at the carnival by luring him to a wine tasting in the cellars of his palazzo. He chains him to the wall in a niche that he seals up with mortar, thus entombing him alive. 

    Prix : 4,44 €

    • The Tell-Tale Heart

    • De : Edgar Allan Poe
    • Lu par : Roy Macready
    • Durée : 16 min
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    Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) is celebrated for his tales of the macabre and the supernatural. “The Tell-Tale Heart” is one of his most famous. In it, the narrator tells how, without any motive, but merely because he is obsessed with his eye (“The eye of a vulture”), he murders an old man, and of the consequences when the murdered man's heart seeks revenge. 

    Prix : 1,26 €

    • Tales of the Supernatural

    • De : Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
    • Lu par : Roy Macready
    • Durée : 2 h et 41 min
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    Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu (1814-1873) was born in Dublin, Ireland and is acknowledged as an influential writer in the genre of gothic and supernatural fiction of the 19th century. Many of his short stories were originally published in various magazines. Here are six of them: “The White Cat of Drumgonnial”, “Dickon the Devil”, “The Drunkard's Dream”, “The Secret of the Two Plaster Casts”, “The Vision of Tom Chuff”, and “An Authentic Narrative of a Haunted House”. 

    Prix : 4,40 €

    • Ligeia

    • De : Edgar Allan Poe
    • Lu par : Roy Macready
    • Durée : 41 min
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    In this example of the genre, the narrator tells of his adored wife, Ligeia, of her tragic death, and of his remarrying another beautiful woman, Rowena, who after a short and loveless marriage also dies but returns from the dead metamorphosed into his true love, Ligeia. 

    Prix : 2,51 €

    • Nonsense Songs and Laughable Lyrics

    • De : Edward Lear
    • Lu par : Roy Macready
    • Durée : 50 min
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    Edward Lear is justly renowned as a writer of humorous verse. His Nonsense Songs were published in 1871 and include probably his best known and most loved poem, “The Owl and the Pussycat”. Laughable Lyrics (1877) contains other popular rhymes, including “The Dong with a Luminous Nose”, “The Courtship of the Yonghy-Bonghy-Bo”, “The Pobble Who Has No Toes”, and more. 

    Prix : 2,51 €

    • The Thing Invisible

    • Carnacki the Ghost-Finder
    • De : William Hope Hodgson
    • Lu par : Roy Macready
    • Durée : 56 min
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    “The Thing Invisible” is a story featuring Thomas Carnacki, a detective who investigates cases of an occult or supernatural nature. It is one of five tales of Carnacki's ghost hunting exploits that first appeared serially in The Idler magazine in 1910 and were published together with one more as a collection Carnacki the Ghost-Finder in 1913. After a good dinner, Mr. Carnacki relates his experiences of ghost-finding to his limited circle of four friends whom he has summoned to his home in Chelsea.

    Prix : 3,14 €

    • The Gentle Grafter

    • De : O. Henry
    • Lu par : Roy Macready
    • Durée : 4 h et 30 min
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    The Gentle Grafter contains 14 tales relating the questionable exploits of “Jeff Peters” (the gentle grafter) and his several “partners in graft”. 

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    • The Gateway of the Monster

    • Carnacki the Ghost-Finder
    • De : William Hope Hodgson
    • Lu par : Roy Macready
    • Durée : 48 min
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    “The Gateway of the Monster” is a story featuring Thomas Carnacki, a detective who investigates cases of an occult or supernatural nature. It is one of five tales of Carnacki's ghost-hunting exploits that first appeared serially in The Idler magazine in 1910 and were published together with one more as the collection Carnacki the Ghost-Finder in 1913. After a good dinner, Mr. Carnacki relates his experiences of ghost finding to his limited circle of four friends whom he has summoned to his home in Chelsea.

    Prix : 3,14 €

    • Hymn to Proserpine

    • And Other Poems
    • De : Algernon Charles Swinburne
    • Lu par : Roy Macready
    • Durée : 44 min
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    Algernon Charles Swinburne (1837-1909) was a poet, critic, novelist, and playwright. He was born in London and educated at Eton and Oxford and was a contemporary of the Pre-Raphaelites. "Hymn to Proserpine" was published in 1866 in "Poems and Ballads", Swinburne's first collection of poems which was a great success but which contained subjects that were, at the time, very controversial. Other poems in this collection are: "A Ballad of Dreamland", "A Leave-Taking", "At Parting", "August", "Genesis", "Itylus", "Rococo", "Sapphics", "An Interlude", "The Nightingale", "Three Faces", and "Before the Mirror."

    Prix : 3,14 €

    • Essays

    • De : Jerome K. Jerome
    • Lu par : Roy Macready
    • Durée : 2 h et 48 min
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    Jerome K. Jerome is of course known for the hilarious adventures of “Three Men in a Boat”. He also wrote many short stories and essays that have all the wit, whimsy, and wisdom of his more famous work. The essays in this volume were published together with “The Diary of a Pilgrimage” in 1891. They are: “Evergreens”, “Clocks”, “Tea-Kettles”, “A Pathetic Story”, “The New Utopia”, and “Dreams”. 

    Prix : 7,54 €

    • The Brown Hand

    • And Other Tales of Twilight and the Unseen
    • De : Arthur Conan Doyle
    • Lu par : Roy Macready
    • Durée : 1 h et 33 min
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    Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is of course famous for his creation of the great Sherlock Holmes. The stories of the master detective are justifiably well known but he also wrote many short stories which are not so well known but deserve to be. The four stories in this recording were first published singly in magazines, principally The Strand. They later appeared in the collection “The Great Keinplatz Experiment and Other Tales of Twilight and the Unseen” in 1919. They are: “The Brown Hand”, “Playing with Fire”, “How It Happened”, and “De Profundis”. 

    Prix : 5,03 €

    • Holy Terrors

    • Nine Stories
    • De : Arthur Machen
    • Lu par : Roy Macready
    • Durée : 1 h et 14 min
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    Arthur Machen (1863-1947) was a Welsh author known for his works of horror and the fantastic. He is recognized as an influence on modern writers of supernatural fiction. Holy Terrors (published in 1946, a year before his death) is a collection of 14 short stories of which nine are very short and are included in this recording. They are: “The Rose Garden”, “Psychology”, “The Soldier's Rest”, “The Cosy Room”, “The Ceremony”, “Holy Things”, “The Turanians”, “The Happy Children”, and “Munitions of War”.

    Prix : 4,40 €

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