A story by Edgar Allan Poe about a black cat, or rather two black cats. The narrator relates his own story about how he deteriorated from a man who loved animals to a cruel abuser. He thought that he had gotten away with murder, but the second black cat exposed his crime.
Besides the boy Mowgli, the characters are animals, or rather, human archetypes in animal form. The stories, set in a forest in India, have themes like abandonment followed by fostering, law and freedom, respect and obedience.
Ethan Frome is a book published in 1911 by the Pulitzer Prize-winning American author Edith Wharton. It is set in the fictitious town of Starkfield, Massachusetts. The novel was adapted into a film, Ethan Frome, in 1993.
Pilgrim's Progress, also known as The Pilgrim's Progress from This World to That Which Is to Come, is a Christian allegory written by John Bunyan and published in February 1678. It is regarded as one of the most significant works of English literature, has been translated into more than 200 languages, and has never been out of print.
The Tell-Tale Heart (Edgar Allan Poe Graphic Novels)
Edgar Allan Poe, Benjamin Harper - adaptation
Length: 14 mins
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In this audio version of a graphic novel adapted from Edgar Allan Poe's "The Tell-Tale Heart", an unnamed narrator tries to convince the listener of the narrator’s sanity while simultaneously describing a murder he committed. The narrator's guilt feelings result in hearing a rhythmic thumping sound, which the narrator interprets as the victim's beating heart.
Silas Marner: The Weaver of Raveloe, published in 1861, is the third novel by George Eliot, the pen name of Mary Anne Evans. The seemingly simple story of the weaver Silas Marner deals with issues like community, industrialization, and positive transformation in sophisticated and engaging ways. Silas, a weaver in a city in the north of England, is falsely accused of theft and cast out by his circle of friends. He moves to a city in the Midlands where he lives as a loner for many years. His hoarded wealth is stolen but he soon finds a far greater treasure.
The Awakening is an 1899 novel by Kate Chopin set in New Orleans and the Gulf Coast at the end of the 19th century. It is widely seen as a seminal work of early feminism which put the spotlight on women's issues. The story is about Edna Pontellier, the wife of a New Orleans businessman, who falls in love with Robert Lebrun, a man she meets at a resort on the Gulf of Mexico. When the family returns to New Orleans, Edna isolates herself from society and withdraws from some of the duties customarily associated with motherhood.
Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island (1881) is set in the days of sailing ships, pirates, and treasure maps marked with an X. It recounts the adventures of Jim Hawkins and his search for the buried treasure of Captain Flint, an evil pirate. Treasure Island is one of the most frequently dramatised of all narratives.
The King in Yellow is a book of 10 classic short stories about the supernatural. The first four mention "The King in Yellow", a forbidden play which induces despair or madness in those exposed to it. The tales have a macabre undertone, focusing on characters that are inhabitants of the demi-monde.