One night during his regular rambles, Mérimée stumbles upon a mysterious woman who invites him home to her place. They enter a big, dark but luxuriously furnished room and they spend the whole night having dinner and talking. However things take a turn to the strange when the eery lady starts talking about death and tombs. Mérimée realises that his companion is not an ordinary woman and that he is in danger. Will he get himself out of there alive or will Xélucha drag him with her to the underworld? 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. Matthew Phipps Shiell, better known as M. P. Shiel, was a British writer who lived in the period 1865-1947. He mainly wrote novels and short stories, many of which were turned into series. He gained a wide popularity with his horror stories and scientific romances. ”The Purple Cloud” is one of his best known works and it remains popular today. It is considered to be the first future history series in science fiction and therefore Shiel is often described as the innovator of the genre.
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