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STEVENSON, R.L.: Body Snatcher and Other Stories (Unabridged)


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STEVENSON, R.L.: Body Snatcher and Other Stories (Unabridged)

‘…blood-curdling enough—and ugly enough—to chill the blood of a grenadier’.

So said Stevenson himself of The Body Snatcher, one of his best-known short stories. Richly atmospheric and brilliantly ghoulish, it tells the story of a man who is reminded of his part in a grisly crime. The Bottle Imp is set in Hawaii. A realistic fairy tale, it asks what would you give to get what you want, and how much would you sacrifice to save what you love? The writing is beautifully straightforward, the story enthralling and touching. The Poor Thing takes place in very different, wild, seas. It’s a perfectly measured, wry fable in which a man, as poor as he is ugly but of a good heart, is given other-worldly advice on finding a wife.

Disc 1

  The Body Snatcher (Unabridged)
1.   The Body Snatcher 00:05:54
2.   It was but two steps from the small parlour… 00:05:52
3.   We three turned to our places… 00:06:34
4.   One November morning… 00:05:57
5.   One afternoon when his day's work was over… 00:06:05
6.   There was an instant's hesitation… 00:05:55
7.   At length an occasion arose… 00:05:36
8.   It was by this time growing somewhat late… 00:07:28
  The Poor Thing (Unabridged)
9.   The Poor Thing 00:08:24
10.   It befell that the Earl's daughter came forth… 00:06:13
  The Bottle Imp (Unabridged)
11.   The Bottle Imp 00:04:05
12.   And he opened a lock - fast place… 00:06:11

Disc 2

  The Bottle Imp (Unabridged)
1.   Now, when Keawe was in the street… 00:08:58
2.   The voyage was a good voyage… 00:08:19
3.   So time went by… 00:06:46
4.   Now the truth of it was… 00:06:03
5.   Towards evening they passed Diamond Head… 00:05:09
6.   The young man of Beritania street… 00:04:35
7.   There came a day… 00:05:44
8.   It was given out in the country… 00:05:52
9.   She was a deft woman with her hands… 00:06:30
10.   Late in the morning her husband woke her… 00:04:09
11.   Now there was an old brutal Haole drinking… 00:04:45
12.   Now, the money that Kaewe had taken… 00:05:22

Total Playing Time: 02:26:26

Stevenson, Robert Louis

McMillan, Roy

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Classic Fiction

Period: Romantic

Catalogue No: NA298212

Barcode: 9789626349823

Physical Release: 10/2009

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