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August 14th, 2015
Episode 81 of 168 episodes
The lugubrious silence which reigns at the mansion is only broken by birds, cats, martins, rats and mice, free to course to and fro, to fight and to eat each other. Everywhere an invisible hand has graven the word mystery. Honoré de Balzac, today on The Classic Tales Podcast. Welcome to The Classic Tales Podcast. Thank you for listening. Preorders are still available for The Last of the Mohicans, by James Fenimore Cooper. I’m sorry this one is taking me such a long time. It is scheduled to be released on the 18th. http://store.thebestaudiobooks.com/the-last-of-the-mohicans-by-james-fenimoore-cooper-audiobook-download-p215.aspx Preorder today and save $3 off the retail price of $15.99. Classic Tales Financial Supporters can use their coupon codes and get the complete audiobook for only $7 bucks. This audiobook is estimated to be around 15-16 hours long. Preorder your copy today! Today’s story is by Honoré de Balzac. He lived from 1799 – 1850, and was a French novelist and playwright. His magnum opus was a sequence of short stories and novels collectively entitled La Comédie humaine, which presents a panorama of French life in the years after the 1815 fall of Napoleon Bonaparte. His work has influenced many subsequent novelists, including Charles Dickens, Oscar Wilde, Henry James, William Faulkner, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, and many others. While today’s story isn’t about a monster per se, a well-crafted haunted house tale will never be unwelcome or unexplored. And now, The Mysterious Mansion, by Honoré de Balzac