An occasional series of readings of ghost stories by a writer now better known for his social satire. Introduced and read by Richard Crowest
In the Tube
“I could not stir, I could not speak. I could only strain my ears for the inaudible and my eyes for the unseen, while the cold wind from the very valley of the shadow of death streamed over me.” (Note: this story features a suicide.)
“Then suddenly I saw something black move in the dimness in front of me, and against the grey foam rose up first the head, then the shoulders, and finally the whole figure of a woman…”
“I am sure that no phantom of the dead that die not could have evoked so unnerving a terror.”
“I tell you that vampirism is by no means extinct now. An outbreak of it certainly occurred in India a year or two ago.”
How Fear Departed from the Long Gallery
“Every guest on his arrival in the house is told that the long gallery must not be entered after nightfall on any pretext whatever.”
The Thing in the Hall
“In the shadows in the corner of my room there sits something more substantial than a shadow.”
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I love EF Benson
Please keep posting these wonderful stories!
One of the great pleasures ...
of my otherwise somewhat uneventful life is listening to Richard Crowest reading the stories of Benson. His reading is the clearest on record - there’s nary a missed word - and conveys the emotions with jùst the right amount of vigor. I find myself re-listening to the great ones here - I just don’t tire of the stories, and of Mr. Crowest reading them.
E.F. Benson Read Extremely Well
I wish Richard would produce on a more regular basis, but as such am grateful for the work to date.