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Tales of the Supernatural

Narrated by: Roy Macready
Length: 2 hrs and 41 mins
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Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu (1814-1873) was born in Dublin, Ireland and is acknowledged as an influential writer in the genre of gothic and supernatural fiction of the 19th century. Many of his short stories were originally published in various magazines. Here are six of them: “The White Cat of Drumgonnial”, “Dickon the Devil”, “The Drunkard's Dream”, “The Secret of the Two Plaster Casts”, “The Vision of Tom Chuff”, and “An Authentic Narrative of a Haunted House”.

Public Domain (P)2018 Spiders' House Audio/Roy Macready

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A welcome release

Le Fanu is an author surprisingly neglected by those issuing audio recordings,. This is therefore a welcome issue of a few of Le Fanu's shorter supernatural tales, particularly since they are pleasingly read by Roy Macready. My only disappointment lay in the surprising inclusion of 'The Secret of the Two Plaster Casts', which was not written by Le Fanu. Perhaps Spiders' House will make amends by issuing some of Le Fanu's longer stories. It would be good too if were possible to buy recordings of these stories individually, rather than in a collection

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Superb

Brilliant stories by a master of the genre. His writing suits the audio format, and the narration is excellent throughout. Would be nice to see future releases of le fanu’s ghost stories.

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  • 30-01-20

Absolutely Breathtaking Command of The English Language.

I was so incredibly pleased to have found this offering,.. I would be hard pressed to find a more erudite rendering of gothic ghost shorties,... and the choice of narrator was superb.
BRAVO..!!

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