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What would you do if you were given a chance to correct the incorrigible? Everything is going well for the White family, but they are human beings after all, and like everybody else, they want money. When a friend of theirs comes to visit, he tells the most extraordinary tale, and leaves them in possession of a mummified monkey's paw. What follows is a nightmarish ride through hell, starting with a simple, albeit greedy, wish. 'The Monkey's Paw' is a typical 'be careful what you wish for' story that has been used a lot in popular media after its publication - the X-Files, The Twilight Zone, Tales from the Crypt and many others. An immortal classic that not only fans of the supernatural will like. 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. William Wymark Jacobs (1863-1943) was an English writer of supernatural short stories and novels. He also wrote a lot about the humorous life around the London docks. Nowadays, he is best known for his supernatural horror short story 'The Monkey's Paw', which quickly became a classic in the genre. Some of his other works are 'Sea Urchins', 'Dialstone Lane', and 'Captains All'.Show more
'The Castaway' is a short story by W. W. Jacobs, telling of the return of a husband, who was thought lost and buried at sea for three years. Mrs. Boxer immediately welcomes him, but his mother-in-law suspects him to be a fraud. A visit to the local fortune-teller only deepens her suspicions. 'The Castaway' is a brilliant mystery story that questions reality in a remarkable way, leaving no stone unturned and dwelling into each the characters' suspicions and fears. Recommended to short story fans and mystery fiction enthusiasts. 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. William Wymark Jacobs (1863-1943) was an English writer of supernatural short stories and novels. He also wrote a lot about the humorous life around the London docks. Nowadays, he is best known for his supernatural horror short story 'The Monkey's Paw', which quickly became a classic in the genre. Some of his other works are 'Sea Urchins', 'Dialstone Lane', and 'Captains All'.Show more
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 HichensShow more
In order to provide English learners with extensive reading pleasure, it consists of jewels that span the East and West, from literary works of famous writers such as Aesop's fables, Andersen, Shakespeare, and picture brothers to traditional fairy tales from all over the world.Show more
CONTENTS: W.W. Jacobs - The Monkey's Paw EA Poe - The Pit and the pendulum EA Poe - The Raven EA Poe - Annabel Lee EA Poe - The Fall of the House of Usher Washington Irving - The Legend of Sleepy HollowShow more
CONTENTS: 1. The Monkey's Paw by W.W. Jacobs 2. The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe 3. The Judge's house by Bram Stoker 4. Legend of sleepy hollow by Washington Irving 5. The Pit and the Pendulum by Edgar Allan Poe 6. The Fall of the House of Usher by Edgar Allan Poe 7. Annabel Lee by Edgar Allan PoeShow more
Like the genie of the lamp, the Monkey's Paw holds a special ability to grant the owner of the relic three wishes. Listen to this short story unfold about a man and his wife and how they start off with a wish that they feel will bring their life more comfort – but in reality will turn it upside down.Show more
A collection of classic ghost stories to scare all the family! 'Lost Hearts' by M R James, Narrated by Gregg Rizzo'O Whistle and I'll Come to you My Lad' by M R James, Narrated by Philip Mather'The Monkey's Paw' by W W Jacobs, Narrated by Catherine O'Brien'The Ash Tree' by M R James, Narrated by Gregg Rizzo'O Whistle and I'll Come to You My Lad' tells the tale of an introverted academic who happens upon a strange whistle while exploring a Knights Templar cemetery on the East Anglian coast. When blown, the whistle unleashes a supernatural force that terrorises its discoverer. 'Lost Hearts' tells the story of Stephen Elliott, a young orphan boy, who is sent to stay with his much older cousin, Mr Abney, at a remote country mansion. His cousin is a reclusive alchemist obsessed obsessed with making himself immortal. Stephen is repeatedly troubled by visions of a young gypsy girl and a traveling Italian boy with their hearts missing. 'The Monkey's Paw' is a haunting tale of how a man's cavalier wishes are tragically granted by an exotic but cursed talisman, wreaking havoc on what was previously a content family. 'The Ash Tree' documents the tale of Sir Richard Castringham, who has just inherited a country seat with an unfortunate history. The house has been cursed since the day his ancestor, Sir Matthew, condemned a woman to death for witchcraft. It is soon discovered that the ancient ash tree outside his bedroom window is the root of the problem.Show more
William Wymark Jacobs (1863-1943) was an English author of short stories and novels. His most popular works in the early part of the last century were his humorous tales set around the docks of Wapping and in the taproom of the infamous Cauliflower tavern. Many of his stories were written in a Cockney vernacular and were keenly observant of character. "The Rival Beauties" is one of the night watchman's most unlikely tales. He narrates the time when his ship came across a giant sea-serpent and they attempted to lure it with them to New York.Show more
W. W. Jacobs was an English writer, famous for his humorous short stories, particularly those relating the preposterous adventures and misadventures of sailors on leave. The collection Short Cruises contains some of W. W. Jacobs' most popular characters, including the night watchman at the docks in Wapping who relates the stories of his friends Ginger Dick, Sam Small and Peter Russet. 'The Substitute' is a humorous story narrated by the night watchman who has made two dangerous enemies - the office boy and the philandering skipper of a coal barge. The office boy is determined to catch the watchman doing something he shouldn't in order to get him in trouble. The skipper is keen to dally with his mistress without being observed. And the watchman would just like to nip off for a beer during his watch without anyone noticing. After a series of awkward encounters between the three protagonists, the situation is further complicated when the skipper's wife decides to pay him a surprise visit.Show more
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