Great Classic Horror Stories by Charles Dickens audiobook

Great Classic Horror Stories

By various authors
Read by Clive Hayward , Derek Perkins , and Alison Larkin

Alison Larkin Presents, Author's Republic
30.79 Hours Unabridged
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Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, The Signalman by Charles Dickens, Carmilla by Sheridan Le Fanu, Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson, The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Dracula by Bram Stoker Read by: Clive Hayward, Derek Perkins and Alison Larkin Over thirty hours of great classic horror is brought to haunting new life by three A-list narrators whose performances are nothing short of electrifying. “At once terrifying and heartbreaking” raves AudioFile Magazine about Clive Hayward’s Earphones award winning reading of Frankenstein that starts the collection. “Both narrators are outstanding” says AudioFile about Audie award-winner Derek Perkins and Earphones award-winner Alison Larkin’s narration of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde and The Yellow Wallpaper. Frankenstein was born when Mary Shelley, Lord Byron and Percy Shelley, stranded on an island, competed to see who could write the best horror story. Read by Clive Hayward. The Signalman, a ghost story by Charles Dickens was influenced by a fatal train accident he survived, though he was haunted by the event. Read by Derek Perkins. Carmilla is Le Fanu’s tortured, powerful, female vampire who set the stage for so many vampires to come, including Dracula. Read by Alison Larkin. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde grew out of a horrifying nightmare Robert Louis Stevenson had one night in Bournemouth, England in 1886. Read by Derek Perkins. The Yellow Wallpaper sprang from a catastrophic nervous breakdown Charlotte Perkins Gilman had following the birth of her daughter. Read by Alison Larkin. Dracula by Bram Stoker is the quintessential vampire horror story which set out many of the conventions modern fantasy writers still embrace. Read by Clive Hayward.

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Summary

Summary

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, The Signalman by Charles Dickens, Carmilla by Sheridan Le Fanu, Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson, The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Dracula by Bram Stoker

Read by: Clive Hayward, Derek Perkins and Alison Larkin

Over thirty hours of great classic horror is brought to haunting new life by three A-list narrators whose performances are nothing short of electrifying.

“At once terrifying and heartbreaking” raves AudioFile Magazine about Clive Hayward’s Earphones award winning reading of Frankenstein that starts the collection. “Both narrators are outstanding” says AudioFile about Audie award-winner Derek Perkins and Earphones award-winner Alison Larkin’s narration of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde and The Yellow Wallpaper.

Frankenstein was born when Mary Shelley, Lord Byron and Percy Shelley, stranded on an island, competed to see who could write the best horror story. Read by Clive Hayward.

The Signalman, a ghost story by Charles Dickens was influenced by a fatal train accident he survived, though he was haunted by the event. Read by Derek Perkins.

Carmilla is Le Fanu’s tortured, powerful, female vampire who set the stage for so many vampires to come, including Dracula. Read by Alison Larkin.

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde grew out of a horrifying nightmare Robert Louis Stevenson had one night in Bournemouth, England in 1886. Read by Derek Perkins.

The Yellow Wallpaper sprang from a catastrophic nervous breakdown Charlotte Perkins Gilman had following the birth of her daughter. Read by Alison Larkin.

Dracula by Bram Stoker is the quintessential vampire horror story which set out many of the conventions modern fantasy writers still embrace. Read by Clive Hayward.

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Author Bio: Charles Dickens

Author Bio: Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens (1812–1870) was born in Landport, Portsmouth, England, the second of eight children in a family continually plagued by debt. A legacy brought release from the nightmare of debtors’ prison and child labor and afforded him a few years of formal schooling. He worked as an attorney’s clerk and newspaper reporter until his early writings brought him the amazing success that was to be his for the remainder of his life. He was the most popular English novelist of the Victorian era, and he remains popular, responsible for some of English literature’s most iconic characters.

Author Bio: Robert Louis Stevenson

Author Bio: Robert Louis Stevenson

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850–1894) was born in Scotland. He studied engineering and law at the University of Edinburgh and then began writing while traveling in France. The publication of Treasure Island in 1883 brought him fame and entered him on a course of romantic fiction beloved by young and old alike.

Author Bio: Bram Stoker

Author Bio: Bram Stoker

Abraham “Bram” Stoker (1847–1912) was an Irish novelist and short-story writer best known for his vampire novel, Dracula. His other works include The Mystery of the Sea, The Jewel of the Seven Stars, The Man, and The Lair of the White Worm.

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Author Bio: Mary Shelley

Author Bio: Mary Shelley

Mary Shelley (1797–1851), née Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin, was born in London, the second daughter of Mary Wollstonecraft, well known feminist, philosopher, educator, and writer, and William Godwin, famous English philosopher, novelist, and journalist. She was best known for her Gothic novel Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus, written when she was eighteen and published when she was twenty-one. She was married to the Romantic writer Percy Bysshe Shelley.

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Author Bio: Sheridan Le Fanu

Author Bio: Sheridan Le Fanu

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Author Bio: various authors

Author Bio: various authors

Author Bio: Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Author Bio: Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860–1935) gained much of her fame with lectures on women’s issues, ethics, labor, human rights, and social reform. She often referred to these themes in her fiction. She is best remembered for her 1892 short story “The Yellow Wallpaper,” based on her own bout with severe postpartum depression and misguided medical treatment.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Fiction/Classics
Runtime: 30.79
Audience: Adult
Language: English