On Christmas Eve, a party of friends descends on a purportedly haunted country retreat, charged with the task of discovering evidence of the supernatural. Sequestered in their rooms for the holiday, the friends reconvene on Twelfth Night at a great feast and share their stories of spectral encounters.
The Mortals in the House by Charles Dickens provides the framework for the tales, which include two more of his own stories. Counting Elizabeth Gaskell and Wilkie Collins among its other contributors, The Haunted House examines quintessentially Victorian themes - sex and longing, nostalgia and loss - in ways that continue to resonate today.
Ingeniously conceived and written, and spiked with flashes of Dickensian humor, this volume is a strange and sheer delight.
1: The Mortals in the House - Charles Dickens
2: The Ghost in the Clock Room - Hesba Stretton
3: The Ghost in the Double Room - George Augustus Sala
4: The Ghost in the Picture Room - Adelaide Anne Procter
5: The Ghost in the Cupboard Room - Wilkie Collins
6: The Ghost in Master B's Room - Charles Dickens
7: The Ghost in the Garden Room - Elizabeth Gaskell
8: The Ghost in the Corner Room - Charles Dickens Download and start listening now!