Ghostly Tales

Ghostly Tales

by Amelia B. EdwardsWalter Scott Jerome K. Jerome and others

CD-Audio Publication Date: 05/05/2015

 

Four spine-tingling short stories from masters of the genre, read by Michael Maloney, Eleanor Bron, and Andrew Sachs

In "The Phantom Coach," by Amelia B. Edwards, a young man lost on the moors in a snowstorm takes refuge in a lonely farmhouse. Anxious not to be stranded overnight, he makes a fateful decision....

"The Tapestried Chamber" by Sir Walter Scott sees General Browne visiting his old friend Lord Woodville in his picturesque castle. But Browne's night in the tapestried chamber is not to be a pleasant one.

"The Judge's House" by Bram Stoker finds Malcolm Malcolmson searching for a quiet place to study for his exams. His choice of an isolated house previously owned by an evil hanging judge is to have terrible consequences....

Finally, in "The Man of Science" by Jerome K. Jerome, the hate of one man and the fear of another lead to a dreadful revenge.

These four classic tales from the golden age of the ghost story are sure to induce a frisson of fear.

This work is part of Brilliance Audio's extensive Classic Collection, bringing you timeless masterpieces that you and your family are sure to love.

ISBN:
9781501229237
9781501229237
Category:
Uncategorized
Format:
CD-Audio
Publication Date:
05-05-2015
Language:
English
Publisher:
Brilliance Publishing, Inc.
Country of origin:
United States
Dimensions (mm):
171.45x133.35x12.7mm
Walter Scott

Walter Scott was born in Edinburgh on 15 August 1777. He was educated in Edinburgh and called to the bar in 1792, succeeding his father as Writer to the Signet, then Clerk of Session. He published anonymous translations of German Romantic poetry from 1797, in which year he also married. In 1805 he published his first major work, a romantic poem called The Lay of the Last Minstrel, became a partner in a printing business, and several other long poems followed, including Marmion (1808) and The Lady of the Lake (1810) . These poems found acclaim and great popularity, but from 1814 and the publication of Waverley , Scott turned almost exclusively to novel-writing, albeit anonymously.

A hugely prolific period of writing produced over twenty-five novels, including Rob Roy (1817), The Heart of Midlothian (1818), The Bride of Lammermoor (1819), Kenilworth (1821) and Redgauntlet (1824) . Already sheriff-depute of Selkirkshire, Scott was created a baronet in 1820. The printing business in which Scott was a partner ran into financial difficulties in 1826, and Scott devoted his energies to work in order to repay the firm’s creditors, publishing many more novels, dramatic works, histories and a life of Napoleon Bonaparte. Sir Walter Scott died on 21 September 1832 at Abbotsford, the home he had built on the Scottish Borders.

Walter Scott was born in Edinburgh in 1771, educated at the High School and University there and admitted to the Scottish Bar in 1792. From 1799 until his death he was Sheriff of Selkirkshire, and from 1806 to 1830 he held a well-paid office as a principal clerk to the Court of Session in Edinburgh, the supreme Scottish civil court. From 1805, too, Scott was secretly an investor in, and increasingly controller of, the printing and publishing businesses of his associates, the Ballantyne brothers.

Jerome K. Jerome

An English writer and humorist, Jerome K. Jerome (1859-1927) wrote a range of plays, essays and novels during his lifetime and is best known for the classic comic work Three Men in a Boat

Bram Stoker

Born in Dublin, Ireland, on November 8, 1847, Bram Stoker published his first literary work, The Duties of Clerks of Petty Sessions in Ireland, a handbook in legal administration, in 1879.

Turning to fiction later in life, Stoker published his masterpiece, Dracula, in 1897. Deemed a classic horror novel not long after its release, Dracula has continued to garner acclaim for more than a century, inspiring the creation of hundreds of film, theatrical and literary adaptations.

In addition to Dracula, Stoker published more than a dozen novels before his death in 1912.

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