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This Audiobook contains the following works : The Castle of Otranto - Horace Walpole The Damned (Là-bas) - Joris-Karl Huysmans The Legend of Sleepy Hollow - Washington Irving Frankenstein - Mary Shelley The Picture of Dorian Gray - Oscar Wilde Dracula - Bram Stoker The Turn of the Screw - Henry James The Dunwich Horror - H.P Lovecraft The Masque of the Red Death - Edgar Allan Poe The Phantom of the Opera - Gaston...read more
the Wrong Box is a comedy about the ending of a tontine (a tontine is an arrangement whereby a number of young people subscribe to a fund which is then closed and invested until all but one of the subscribers have died. That last subscriber then receives the whole of the proceeds). The story involves the last two such survivors and their relations, a train crash, missing uncles, surplus dead bodies and innocent bystanders. A farce...read more
The plot of Là-Bas concerns the novelist Durtal, who is disgusted by the emptiness and vulgarity of the modern world. He seeks relief by turning to the study of the Middle Ages and begins to research the life of the notorious 15th-century child-murderer Gilles de Rais. Through his contacts in Paris (notably Dr. Johannes, modeled after Joseph-Antoine Boullan), Durtal finds out that Satanism is not simply a thing of the past but alive in turn of the century France. He embarks on an investigation of the occult underworld with the help of his lover Madame Chantelouve. The novel culminates with a description of a black...read more