One Last Story
About This Show
Full readings of stories from the early days of horror literature and weird fiction. Gothic, ghostly, ghoulish, or gruesome - from H.P. Lovecraft and M.R. James to pulp shockers and Victorian penny dreadfuls.
I am Adrian Ward, ES (Alds), 51st Vice Chancellor of the University of Aldergate, invalid, human parasite, and lover of bizarre and macabre fiction. I have developed a deep affection for things better left alone ... and I would like to share them with you.
Most Recent Episode
Keeping His Promise, by Algernon Blackwood
Keeping His Promise, by Algernon Blackwood - A ghost story. A typical ghost story, one might almost call it, if one didn't mind being wrong. "Keeping His Promise" is so tangled up in the winding sheets and weighed down by the chains of its ghost-storiness that a careless reader might easily write it off as merely a conventional – if masterfully executed – example of that genre. I, however, would disagree with that assessment. You must decide for yourself.
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