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    A Yellow Duster follows the story of a couple that has recently come into a large amount of money. They spend a year traveling with an old friend of the husband, who notices that the husband is never without a certain collection of curios. The friend is fascinated by the curios, and decides that he needs to talk to the husband about the collection. When he asks about a specific piece, a yellow duster, the husband recounts the tale of how he discovered his wife's true love for him. Bram Stoker (1847-1912) was an Irish writer of novels and short stories, most famous for his gothic horror novel Dracula. Although he wrote throughout his life while working as a personal assistant and theater...read more

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    The Wondrous Child is a tale written by the famous Bram Stoker, writer of Dracula. This short story is an amazing tale of a brother and sister, Sibold and May, and their dream adventure where they encounter the wondrous...read more

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    The Way Of Peace recounts the tale of how a young bachelor learns of the secret to a happy, successful marriage from an old couple just celebrating their 50th anniversary. Told in the charming Irish accent of the old couple, the story takes on the feel of a delightful advice manual. Bram Stoker (1847-1912) was an Irish writer of novels and short stories, most famous for his gothic horror novel Dracula. Although he wrote throughout his life while working as a personal assistant and theatre manager, he did not achieve much literary fame until after his...read more

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    The Watter's Mou', meaning 'the water's mouth,' revolves around the romance between a young coast guard officer and his girlfriend, the daughter of a fisherman. The officer, William Barrow [or Sailor Willy], is tasked with dealing with smuggling going on among the local fishermen, including his girlfriend's father. Maggie MacWhirter's father had fallen upon hard times, when once his fishing boat had brought him a prosperous living. When Maggie confesses to Willy that her own father is involved in the smuggling, he is faced with the dilemma on how to handle the situation now that his future father-in-law is one of the culprits. Maggie, not wanting her father to get in trouble with the law,...read more

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    Under The Sunset is a fairy tale written by the famous Bram Stoker, writer of Dracula. This little tale is about a land described as 'under the sunset' and the story of what happens when hearts grow...read more

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    Under The Sunset was Bram Stoker's first collection of short stories. It is a collection of eight stories for children with 33 illustrations by W. Fitzgerald and W. V. Cockburn. It was first published in the UK in November 1881 by Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington, London.Far, far away, there is a beautiful Country which no human eye has ever seen in waking hours. Under the Sunset it lies, where the distant horizon bounds the day, and where the clouds, splendid with light and color, give a promise of the glory and beauty that encompass it. Sometimes it is given to us to see it in dreams. This Country is the Land Under the Sunset. This is the story of that Country, and what happened...read more

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    'Under the Sunset' was Bram Stoker's first short story collection written in 1881. These short stories were intended for children and includes the following stories: 'Under The Sunset', 'The Rose Prince', 'The Invisible Giant', and much...read more

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    The top 10 horror short stories of all time.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...read more

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    Plug in and prepare for your A-Level English Literature examination with this comprehensive audio study guide to Dracula. Includes the entire, unabridged audio narration of Dracula, as well as in-depth analysis on the text, covering the key areas of: Characters, Themes, Structure and Form, Genre and Historical Context - as well as detailed chapter summaries and key quotations for your exam. This audio study guide covers the core assessment objectives of the A Level syllabus. This will give students studying these texts a strong foundation from which they can build their understanding, engage with other critical commentary and draw connections to other literary texts. Students will...read more

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    An old man recounts the story of a death he witnessed as a young boy working in the theater: His boss, Mr. Haliday, had married a pretty young lady from the theater, much to the chagrin of the other women working in the company. It was a marriage of convenience, but in the beginning they got along well enough. After a handsome younger man, Henry Mortimer, joins the theater company, Mrs. Haliday and Mortimer start up a romance that everyone but Mr. Haliday seem to notice. However, during a performance one night, something seems to go terrible wrong as a piece of equipment falls from the stage and kills Mortimer. Although it seems like a simple stage malfunction, the young theater boy notices...read more

  • Bram Stoker

    Bram Stoker (1847 - 1912) is best known for his masterpiece of horror, "Dracula". But he was also the author of many exceptional horror stories, of which "The Squaw" is a prime example. It tells the story of a brash but kind-hearted American visiting Europe. He and his travelling companions are keen to visit the Torture Tower in the Burg at Nuremburg. But on their way, the American unfortunately drops a pebble over the parapet... setting in motion a terrible series of...read more

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    Snowbound: A company of traveling actors gets snowbound during a storm while venturing to their next locale. In order to pass the time, the actors share stories with each other. The Manager begins with one about the time he spent in an unsavory saloon before his time with the company. Next the Leading Lady shares a story about a certain play she worked on. The Wardrobe Mistress, a matronly woman not known among the company for speaking much, continues on with the promise of a story about a dead baby but fails to deliver. The Low Comedian goes next, telling of how he is always expected to bring a laugh, even in the direst of situations. Next up is the Prompter, telling a tale of a great...read more

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    The Shadow Builder dwells in the gloomy nether regions of the universe, lonely and haunting in his realm. He dwells in the area beyond the Gate of Dread, where the great procession meets its final end. The Shadow Builder sees all from his gloom, happiness and sadness, hope and despair. He focuses intently on the relationship between a mother and son, watching everything unfold from his Threshold. It his from these two that he learns the truth about his power, the power of death. Bram Stoker (1847-1912) was an Irish writer of novels and short stories, most famous for his gothic horror novel Dracula. Although he wrote throughout his life while working as a personal assistant and theatre...read more

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    The Seer, a short story, is actually the first two chapters of Stoker's seventh novel, The Mystery of the Sea. The tale is set in Cruden Bay, a locale Stoker used in other works as well. The narrator encounters a strange woman during his stay at the Kilmarnock Arms, a small hotel that was actually located in the town of Cruden Bay and that Stoker himself frequented. The strange woman educates the narrator about the Second Sight, giving the listener a closer look into the supernatural elements that Stoker was so fond...read more

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    Young Prince Zaphir, son of King Mago, was a kind young man much beloved by his people and all the animals around the kingdom. He is also quite taken with a young princess, the Princess Bluebell, who feels the same way for him. When a giant descends on the land and the army and other brave men who volunteer to fight him are defeated, Zaphir decides to face the Giant one on one, before more men risk their lives. Zaphir must find out whether or not his reverence to God and his kind nature will be enough to defeat the Giant and grant him the opportunity to live happily ever after with his Princess Bluebell. Bram Stoker (1847-1912) was an Irish writer of novels and short stories, most famous...read more

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    Members of the 'Old Coast-Guard' are sent to put down pirates in the Straits of Malacca. A young boy, named Tempest, finds himself often criticized for being a coward by the crew, but he proves his mates wrong during the thick of battle. Tempest allows the crew to defeat the pirates in the Red Stockade due to his bravery and willingness to...read more

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    William Collins Books and Decca Records are proud to present ARGO Classics, a historic catalogue of classic fiction read by some of the world’s most renowned voices. Originally released as vinyl records, these expertly abridged and remastered stories are now available to download for the first time. Horror, mystery and suspense abound in this collection of the nation’s favourite gothic stories. From the foggy streets of London to the hills of Transylvania and the grounds of a country estate, relive the fear that these tales have been igniting in listeners for over one hundred years. These classic stories are read by Born Free’s Virginia...read more

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    'When you read (or listen to) a short story, you come out a little more aware and a little more in love with the world around you.' ~ George Saunders Here you will find 50 of the greatest public-domain short stories ever written, as curated by the staff of The Bookquarium, all performed by Frank Marcopolos. ('Thee perfect voice for audiobooks--it is so listenable!' said one reviewer.) Some of the greatest writers in history are included in this collection--Ernest Hemingway, Ayn Rand, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Jack London, William Faulkner, Kate Chopin, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., Stephen Crane, H.P. Lovecraft, Willa Cather, and Edgar Allan Poe among them. Frank...read more

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    Powers of Darkness is an incredible literary discovery: In 1900, Icelandic publisher and writer Valdimar Asmundsson set out to translate Bram Stoker's world-famous 1897 novel Dracula. Called Makt Myrkranna (literally, 'Powers of Darkness'), this Icelandic edition included an original preface written by Stoker himself. Makt Myrkranna was published in Iceland in 1901 but remained undiscovered outside of the country until 1986, when Dracula scholarship was astonished by the discovery of Stoker's preface to the book. However, no one looked beyond the preface and deeper into Asmundsson's story. In 2014, literary researcher Hans de Roos dove into the full text of Makt Myrkranna, only to discover...read more

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    Known as an actor-manager, Sir Henry Irving (1838-1905) took complete responsibility for season after season at London's Lyceum Theatre, establishing himself and his company as representative of English classical theater. Beginning in 1878, author Bram Stoker worked for Irving as a business manager at the Lyceum for much of Irving's career. Stoker revered Irving, and when he began writing Dracula, Irving was the chief inspiration for the title character. In this fascinating journey, Stoker describes wonderful visits in the company of Irving with the likes of Alfred Lord Tennyson, Walt Whitman, and other worthy notables. Stoker's description of how Irving changed the way actors and acting...read more