Gothic Horror: Bloodcurdling Tales From The World’s Greatest Authors
By Charles Dickens, Charlotte Brontë, Edgar Allan Poe, H.P. Lovecraft, Mary Shelley, Washington Irving
Read By Scott Brick
Scott Brick has recorded a collection of his favorite scary tales in Gothic Horror: Bloodcurdling Tales From The World’s Greatest Authors.
Listen to Scott spin the midnight tales of these great authors:
- Edgar Allan Poe’s classic poem, an aching story of personal loss in “The Raven” Washington Irving’s famous tale of Ichabod Crane, a headless horseman, and their fateful ride in “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow”
- A rare fragment of a ghost story by Charlotte Brontë, saved by her widower, in which Napoleon is haunted by a man he killed in “Napoleon and the Spectre”.
- One of H.P. Lovecraft’s first published stories, in which a thinly-disguised version of the author witnesses one man’s descent into madness in “The Statement of Randolph Carter”
- Scott has also thrown in a couple bonuses for this collection. The first is the Jacob Marley sequence from Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol that he released a couple years ago. It is, after all, a ghost story -- and for anyone who thinks of A Christmas Carol only in terms of a watered-down, Disney-fied homily, he suggests you take another listen to Scrooge’s chain-dragging visitor in Stave One. You’ll never think of ghosts in quite the same way again.
- And then there are two sequences from our original First Editions title, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. Born of a fateful night of storytelling at Lord Byron’s house, a dark and stormy night that also produced the very first vampire story, this tale of the Modern Prometheus is a must in any collection of the scariest stories of all time.
“The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” by Washington Irving was originally published in The Sketch Book Of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. in 1820.
Edgar Allen Poe’s “The Raven” was first published in the February 1845 issue of “The American Review”.
“The Statement of Randolph Carter” by H.P. Lovecraft was first published in May 1920 edition of “The Vagrant”.
Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein was originally published as Frankenstein, OR THE Modern Prometheus by Lackington, Hughes, Harding, Mavor & Jones in 1813.
“Napoleon and the Spectre” by Charlotte Brontë, a rare fragment preserved by her widower, the Rev. Arthur Bell Nichols, was originally printed for private circulation by Clement Shorter in 1919 and limited to 25 copies, then later appeared as part of The Twelve Adventurers in 1925.
“A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens was originally published by Chapman and Hall in 1834.
Production © 2010 Scott Brick Productions, LLC.
Selections from Frankenstein and “A Christmas Carol” © 2008, 2009 Scott Brick Productions, LLC.
“A Christmas Carol” score © 2008 by John Massey.
All rights reserved.
Length: 2 hours & 53 minutes
Released: October 29, 2010
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