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Dickens / James: Classic Ghost Stories

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XC 2459
Dickens / James: Classic Ghost Stories
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ISBN: 9789629544881
Download Size: Mb
Running Time: 02:30:33
Digital UPC: 9789629544881

Release Date: October 2007
Originally recorded in 2007
Montague Rhodes James
Reader Soloist
Stephen Critchlow
Spoken Word
Classic Fiction

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Dickens / James: Classic Ghost Stories
Montague Rhodes James
Read by Stephen Critchlow
These stories are designed to engender a chill in the listener which is not just due to the season. Stephen Critchlow, a characterful actor, is a collector of ghost stories and relishes putting across those slightly odd moments when things don't just seem to follow the normal process. Charles Dickens was chilling enough in his novels - one only has to remember the entry of Magwitch in Great Expectations! - but as a writer set deeply in the Victorian era and unashamedly a lover of the melodramatic, it comes as no surprise that one of the greatest classics of the genre was The Signalman. As a medieval scholar of a later period (1862-1936) M. R. James had a very different temperament but produced a string of classic ghost stories, of which The Mezzotint is one of the best known.

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