Jean Paul Sartre, Guy de Maupassant, Anatole France & Albert Camus Filial Sentiments of a Parricide by Marcel Proust
In this extraordinarily sensitive and penetrating psychological story, a series of letters from a family friend reveals far more than expected in hindsight.
An Incident in the Reign of Terror by Honore de Balzac
A mysterious man follows a nun to her hiding place in order to say a midnight mass.
The Wall by Jean Paul Sartre
The master of existentialism takes us on a journey into raw fear as felt by three men facing execution during the Spanish Civil War.
Omphale by Theophile Gautier
A delightful tale of a young man's unusual first love.
Father Gauchet's Elixir by Alphonse Daudet
In this hilarious tale, a remote monastery in the French countryside decides to go into the spirits business...alcoholic spirits that is.
In the Moonlight by Guy de Maupassant
When a French priest finds his niece involved in a romance, his religious obsessions threaten to erupt into violence. An epiphany intervenes.
The Procurator of Judaea by Anatole France
Set in the ancient Roman Empire, this is an intriguing conversation between two well connected Romans, one of whom is Pontius Pilate.
The Guest by Albert Camus
Set in French colonial Algiers, this is a story of how a French teacher is made to suddenly experience the fear and hostility of being an outsider in a hostile land.
The Little Bouilloux Girl by Colette
Growing to womanhood in a provincial French village is the subject of this marvelous story.
The Duel by Alexandre Dumas
The master of the adventure novel tells a tale of an unusual duel. But the ultimate victims of this affair turn out to be not only both the duelists, but a third party, as well.
The Walker-Through-Walls by Marcel Ayme
This comic tale is about a man with miraculous powers. At first, he is content to play practical jokes, then he moves on to burglary and high romance.
Charles Dickens, Wilkie Collins, W. L. George, A. M. Burrage & Guy de Maupassant These five chilling tales make perfect night time listening - and, for the fearful, can be heard in a group, rather than experienced as solo bedtime reading. Charles Dickens, Wilkie Collins, W. L. George, A. M. Burrage, and Guy de Maupassant provide the terrifying text; Ian Holm and Julie Peasgood provide the spoken spooks.
Guy de Maupassant Invited to a ball at the Ministry of Public Instruction where her husband works, Mathilde is in despair about how to look the part. She manages to persuade her husband to give her 400 francs for a new dress. But she also would like some jewellery to complete the outfit. Although their budget cannot stretch to this, Mathilde is able to borrow a diamond necklace from an old schoolfriend who is wealthy. But while she dazzles everyone at the ball, disaster is waiting in the wings...
Bram Stoker, Charles Dickens, F. Marion Crawford, Guy de Maupassant, Sheridan Le Fanu, O. Henry, Saki, Rudyard Kipling, P. C. Wren & Vincent O'Sullivan Here is a collection of spine-tingling ghost stories, read by Richard Pasco.
Featuring: The Judge’s House by Bram Stoker Dracula’s Guest by Bram Stoker To Be Taken with a Grain of Salt by Charles Dickens The Upper Berth by F. Marion Crawford Who Knows? by Guy de Maupassant Narrative of the Ghost of a Hand by Sheridan Le Fanu The Furnished Room by O. Henry The Open Window by Saki My Own True Ghost Story by Rudyard Kipling Called by P.C. Wren When I was Dead by Vincent O’Sullivan.
E. T. A. Hoffman, Mark Twain, Oscar Wilde, Mary E. Wilkins Freeman, Charles Dickens, Joseph Sheridan LeFanu, Ambrose Bierce, Elizabeth Gaskill, Frank Stockton & Guy de Maupassant Some of the greatest ghost stories of all time, here to send chills down your spine. This second collection of the world's best ghost stories includes:
"The Hall Bedroom" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman "The Story of the Bagman's Uncle" and "The Haunted House" by Charles Dickens "The Familiar" by Joseph Sheridan LeFanu "Stacy Fleming's Hallucinaton" and "An Inhabitant of Carcosa" by Ambrose Bierce "The Old Nurse's Story" by Elizabeth Gaskill "The Philosophy of Relative Existences" by Frank Stockton "The Phantom Hag" by Guy de Maupassant "The Doll's Ghost" by F. Marion Crawford "Hertford O'Donnell's Warning" by Charlotte Riddell "Ghost Story" by E.T. Hoffman "A Ghost Story" by Mark Twain "The Canterville Ghost" by Oscar Wilde "The Phantom Woman", "The Spectre Bride", and "The Old Mansion", all three by anonymous
Guy de Maupassant Guy de Maupassant is considered one of the fathers of the modern short story as well as one of the form's finest writers. His stories are characterized by their economy of style and efficient, seemingly effortless dénouements. This collectin features 21 of his best stories. Titles are:"Ephiphany," "Boule de Suif,""Countess Satan," "Consideration," "Diary of a Madman,""A Piece of String," "Growing Old," "The Sequal to a Divorce,""How He Got the Legion of Honor,""The False Jewels,""Love's Awakening," "The Horla," "In the Moonlight," "Madamemoiselle Fifi,""Useless Beauty," "The Wolf," "An Unfortunate Likeness,""Waiter: a Bock,""The Hole," "The Necklace," "The Signal".
Stephen Jones - editor, Henry James, Washington Irving, Edgar Allan Poe, Rudyard Kipling, Bram Stoker, Robert Louis Stevenson, Guy de Maupassant, Ambrose Bierce & Arthur Conan Doyle H. P. Lovecraft is arguably the most important horror writer of the 20th century. Culled from his 1927 essay "Supernatural Horror in Literature”, Lovecraft acknowledges those authors and stories that he feels are the very finest the horror field has to offer, including Washington Irving, Edgar Allan Poe, Henry James, Rudyard Kipling, Bram Stoker, Robert Louis Stevenson, Guy de Maupassant, Ambrose Bierce, and Arthur Conan Doyle. This chilling collection includes 20 works, each prefaced by Lovecraft's own opinions and insights in each author’s work, as well as Henry James’ wonderfully atmospheric short novel, The Turn of the Screw. For every fan of modern horror, here is an opportunity to rediscover the origins of the genre with some of most terrifying stories ever imagined.
Edgar Allan Poe, H. P. Lovecraft, Edna St. Vincent Milay, Guy de Maupassant, John Gregory Betancourt, Jacqueline Lichtenberg & K. Anderson Yancy SonicMovies are premium audios with strong vocal performances enhanced by music and sound effects to such an extent that they sound like movies.
In this collection:
1. "Arthur Jermyn" by H. P. Lovecraft 2. "Full Circle: The Pied Piper Returns" by K. Anderson Yancy 3. "The Little Ghost" by Edna St. Vincent Milay 4. "Shadow: A Parable" by Edgar Allan Poe 5. "Metzengerstein" by Edgar Allan Poe 6. "The Duke of Demolition Goes to Hell" by K. Anderson Yancy, adapted from the short story by John Gregory Betancourt 7. "The Pit and the Pendulum" by Edgar Allan Poe 8. "The Statement of Randolph Carter" by H. P. Lovecraft 9. "The Tell-Tale Heart" by Edgar Allan Poe 10. "The Wedding Dress" by K. Anderson Yancy, adapted from the short story by Jacqueline Sewald 11. "Gaia - The Samurai and the Swastika: A Conspiracy Theory" by K. Anderson Yancy 12. "The Terror" by Guy De Maupassant 13. "Dagon" by H. P. Lovecraft
Guy de Maupassant A lesson on the power of vanity, "The Necklace" tells the story of Madame Mathilde Loisel and her husband. Mathilde always imagined herself as a socialite with beautiful gowns and wonderful jewels. Her husband, however, is a lowly clerk and the two have little money. Desperate to attend an important party, she borrows a friend's diamond necklace to match the dress her husband bought for her. But when Mathilde loses the expensive jewels, she nearly destroys her life in an effort to pay back the debt.
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Guy de Maupassant A withered, shriveled, severed human hand is kept chained in a corner. The "owner" of this morbid trophy always keeps three loaded revolvers in the same room. Nothing seems too suspicious until the hand is mysteriously reclaimed.