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Bram Stoker was an Irish author and Dracula is his most famous book. Dracula was published in 1897. It was not the first vampire novel. For example, it draws on Carmilla by Sheridan Le Fanu, who at one time was Stoker's employer in Dublin. But Dracula is without doubt the most famous vampire novel. It is narrated here by Tony Walker, producer and narrator of The Classic Ghost Stories Podcast.Show more
The classic Christmas story by Charles Dickens. Evil, old Ebeneezer Scrooge has been a skinflint all his life. His only friend and partner died and he didn't mourn, he only used it as an opportunity to strike a deal. Scrooge is visited by three ghosts. Each of them shows Scrooge scenes intended to make him change his evil ways. A Christmas Carol is possibly Dickens's most famous work, though there are so many to choose from. A Christmas Carol was published in 1843 on 19 December and the first edition sold out by Christmas Eve. Dickens had self-published, in that he paid for the costs of the printing and publication, which was a shrewd financial bet as it turned out. Dickens was only 31 at the time. A Christmas Carol was so popular that a bootleg edition was published in 1844 and Dickens sued the bootleggers. He did public readings of the story from 1849 and went on tour with it, performing it 127 times until his death in 1870.Show more
The Turn of the Screw by Henry James is considered among the best ghost stories ever written in English. It was published in serial form in Collier's Magazine in 1898, but written in 1897-1898 when James had moved to Rye in Sussex, a quaint and picturesque small English town. The story has been filmed and adapted many times, most lately in the 2020 Netflix series 'The Haunting of Bly Manor'. The story concerns a governess who is sent to look after two beautiful children at a remote house in the English countryside. What she experiences there is never fully explained: is she haunted or is she mad? Henry James was born in 1843 in New York but moved to live in London, where he died in 1916. James is an enormously influential figure in American literature. He wrote several very well-reviewed novels, for example, The Portrait of a Lady, but also The Bostonians, The Ambassadors and The Wings of a Dove. He was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1911, 1912 and 1916. James turned his hand to ghost stories, which of course were all the rage at the end of the 19th Century. The Turn of the Screw is considered by some, even many, as the best ghost story ever written.Show more
Nine Ghost Stories That Capture The Spirit of Christmas The Christmas tree lights, The carol singers and the shadows that wait out in the snow. Traditional ghost stories written in the true spirit of Christmas. Chilling tales with a twist that will kindle the true spirit of Christmas in your hearts. Ghosts that emerge from the snow, doors that eat you, spirits that beg you to do them a service. Perfect to read on a dark winter's night. This book will convince you that the dead do return, and they do so on Christmas Eve! Seven new stories from Tony Walker, producer of The Classic Ghost Stories Podcast and author of three other volumes of ghost stories.; This book contains seven new stories plus bonus material of the three stories previously published.Show more
Fifteen Ways To Die, Then Fifteen Ways To Rise From The Grave Doppelgängers, werewolves and little tiny diamond grubs that eat their way through your shirt. They're all here, and not always looking like you'd expect them to. Fifteen horror stories for Halloween guaranteed to make you look over your shoulder and avoid dark alleys. Written to horrify, terrify and at times amuse. New tales from Tony Walker of the Classic Ghost Stories Podcast. Set variously in sun-soaked California, stylish Paris, Arabia, Austria and rainy Cumbria, these stories offer different routes to terror. If you have already read Cumbrian Ghost Stories or London Horror Stories, you will also enjoy Horror Stories for Halloween. If you haven't make this volume your starting place.Show more
The Fall of the House of Usher was published in 1839, and written by the American master of the Gothic, Edgar Allen Poe. This is the classic gothic tale of a family identified with their house; an ailing sister and a neurotic brother live in the middle of a desolate wasteland in a house that has been in their family for centuries. Now, they are the last of the line and the sister is dying and the brother feels he cannot survive her. He enlists a friend to come and stay at the House of Usher and when his sister dies, terrible things ensue.Show more
A man, a house, a ghost, and a murder. This whimsical tale that leads lyrically to a terrible undoing is consistently rated one of the best ghost stories ever written. The twist at the end is wholly unexpected and the reader is left guessing whether, Paul Oleron, a failing novelist is the victim of an evil succubus that haunts his house and his dreams, or he is guilty of a terrible betrayal.Show more
The story is a double play: is it the story of a woman going mad, or a woman possessed by something evil? We begin to suspect that the narrator’s apparently caring husband John, may not be as caring as she thinks. Is he trying to control her? We know that Charlotte was much concerned with the emancipation of women and them achieving financial independence, so is the character of John an echo of this? The horror in the story revolves around the Yellow Wallpaper and like many of us, she sees to have seen patterns in the abstract wallpaper that eventually evolve into characters. She ultimately can enter the wallpaper and more disturbingly, the woman from the wallpaper can come out into her room. The bizarreness of the crouching, creeping figures serves to unnerve the reader.Show more
Twelve new horror and ghost stories set in London by Tony Walker, producer of the Classic Ghost Stories Podcast. New horrors in familiar places! Stories include The Highgate Vampire, The Shadow of the Ripper, Bad Times in Little Venice and Noises from the Attic. These all new stories will bring shivers to your spine as you walk the fog-bound London streets and wander by the lonely River Thames from Greenwich to Wapping and from Highgate to Soho.Show more
A new reading of Robert Louis Stevenson's classic gothic tale, a study in evil set in the mist-shrouded streets of Victorian London. Unorthodox medical man, Dr Henry Jekyll appears to have it all: a large fortune, a big house, a fine reputation He doesn't have a wife or children but that doesn't seem to be a concern. He looks back at the deeds of his misbegotten youth not so much with regret, but with a lingering hope he can do them all again, and more. Experimenting with home-made drugs, he finds a way to have his cake and eat it too. He splits off the nasty part of his personality and goes wandering in the misshapen body of Mr Hyde to enjoy his sins all over again, but this time Jekyll can keep his reputation and pious demeanour, because no one knows he's the vile Hyde. That is, until the drugs don't work anymore, This Victorian classic is well worth a listen. Stevenson uses some luscious language, conjures the fog ridden midnight streets of London, and presents us with the dilemma of evil, and how to get away with it. Read by Tony Walker, producer of the Classic Ghost Stories Podcast.Show more
A top notch retelling of Lewis Carroll's classic. Alice falls down the rabbit hole and wanders through a bizarre procession of memorable characters who have become figures of speech in English speaking culture ever since. Meet the Mock Turtle, the hookah smoking Caterpillar, the murderous Queen of Hearts, the anarchic cook with her pepper pot, the baby that turns into a pig, not to mention the grinning Cheshire Cat and the forgetful White Rabbit. This narration is humorously performed in a collection of English (one Scottish and a hint of Irish) accents to bring out the wit and wisdom of this classic tale.Show more
Carmilla published in 1872 was one of the first vampire novels and is certainly among the most sensuous with its strong lesbian overtones. It is a classic Gothic novella set deep in the enchanted forests of Styria; a land still haunted by superstition and of course vampires. Carmilla predates fellow Irishman Bram Stoker's Dracula by twenty-five years, and reading both, you will see the influence of Carmilla on Dracula This edition has notes and an introduction by Tony Walker, who narrates the audiobook version and who is the producer of the Classic Ghost Stories Podcast.Show more
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