”I will not suffer thee, ungrateful girl, to rule my people according to thine own capricious will!”
The king of Denmark is extremely frustrated with his daughter. Not only does she reject every suitor who asks for her hand – she does it so rudely that her reputation has become horrible in the neighboring countries. When the King orders her to marry one of her cousins, she does so only begrudgingly, and instantly starts planning her father's murder with her new husband. But can the newlyweds trust each other knowing what the other is capable of?
Grim, but satisfying 'The Witch Caprusche' is essentially about karma. Less melancholy than a Hans Christian fairytale, but with similar insight, the story certainly deserves a place among the greats.
B. J. Harrison started his Classic Tales Podcast back in 2007, wanting to breathe new life into classic stories. He masterfully plays with a wide array of voices and accents and has since then produced over 500 audiobooks. Now in collaboration with SAGA Egmont, his engaging narration of these famous classics is available to readers everywhere.
Elizabeth Fries Ellet (1818-1877) was an American writer, historian and poet best known for her recording of women's contributions during the Revolutionary War, and for a scandal she was involved in with Edgar Allan Poe.