Release Date
January 2022
16 hours 2 minutes
We are all driven by needs, desires, ambitions and many other forces. Life runs as normal with the obligatory ups and downs.However, sometimes the 'off' switch in our heads doesn't quite work as intended. The world, ourselves, and others, are seen in fractured ways through this disjointed prism of life. Elements of this life can become distorted, leading to distrust, paranoia, meltdown or breakdown, as the brain seeks to avoid real suffering by creating an illusion. The permutations are endless. Sometimes people are brought back from the brink and sometimes the edge can be a moving target. Often, at least in the literary world, madness is a sanctuary. If only others really knew, really understood.......In this volume such literary leviathans as Nathaniel Hawthorne, Nikolai Gogol, Edgar Allan Poe, Charlotte Perkins Gilman and many others provide tales from pens that seep with wisdom and worry.Genius has many names.1 - Stories on Madness - An Introduction2 - The Pit and The Pendulum by Edgar Allan Poe3 - Diary of a Lunatic by Leo Tolstoy4 - Le Horla by Guy De Maupassant5 - The Call of Cthulhu - Part 1 by H P Lovecraft6 - The Call of Cthulhu - Part 2 by H P Lovecraft7 - The Diary of a God by Barry Pain8 - Brothers by Sherwood Anderson9 - The Black Cat by Edgar Allan Poe10 - The Mortal Immortal by Mary Shelley11 - The Devil in Manuscript by Nathaniel Hawthorne12 - Hide And Seek or Pliatki by Fyodor Sologub13 - The Shape of Fear by Elia W Peattie14 - The Tell Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe15 - The Repairer of Reputations - Part 1 by Robert W Chambers16 - The Repairer of Reputations - Part 2 by Robert W Chambers17 - The Miracle by John Davys Beresford18 - Shut Out by F Anstey19 - Adventure by Sherwood Anderson20 - A Red Flower by Vsevolod Garshin21 - Diary of a Madman by Nikolai Gogol22 - The Republic of the Southern Cross by Valery Bryusov23 - The Mass of Shadows by Anatol France24 - The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman25 - A Pastoral Horror by Arthur Conan Doyle26 - The Fall of the House of Usher - Part 1 by Edgar Allan Poe27 - The Fall of the House of Usher - Part 2 by Edgar Allan Poe
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