The Top 10 Short Stories - The Edwardian Ghost Story

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
January 2022
6 hours 53 minutes
Short stories have always been a sort of instant access into an author’s brain, their soul and heart. A few pages can lift our lives into locations, people and experiences with a sweep of landscape, narration, feelings and emotions that is difficult to achieve elsewhere.In this series we try to offer up tried and trusted ‘Top Tens’ across many different themes and authors. But any anthology will immediately throw up the questions – Why that story? Why that author? The theme itself will form the boundaries for our stories which range from well-known classics, newly told, to stories that modern times have overlooked but perfectly exemplify the theme. Throughout the volume our authors whether of instant recognition or new to you are all leviathans of literature.Some you may disagree with but they will get you thinking; about our choices and about those you would have made. If this volume takes you on a path to discover more of these miniature masterpieces then we have all gained something.The Edwardian era lasted under a decade at the turn of the 1900’s. Victoria was dead but everything else strode on. The Nation’s authors added to their number with new talents who attempted new ways of re-interpreting the Ghost Story. Benson, Pain and all the others found a ready audience for these sharp-edged gems and their malevolent ways. 01 - Top 10 - The Edwardian Ghost Story - An Introduction02 - The Leather Funnel by Arthur Conan Doyle03 - The Empty House by Algernon Blackwood04 - The Canterville Ghost - Part 1 by Oscar Wilde05 - The Canterville Ghost - Part 2 by Oscar Wilde06 - The Judge's House by Bram Stoker07 - Oh Whistle and I'll Come to You My Lad by M R James08 - The Room in the Tower by E F Benson09 - Thurnley Abbey by Perceval Landon10 - The Case of Vincent Pyrwhit by Barry Pain11 - Jerry Bundler by W W Jacobs12 -Carnacki, The Ghost Finder - No1 - The Gateway of the Monster by William Hope Hodgson
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