Henry James

BBC Classics: Suspense Collection
  • BBC Classics: Suspense Collection

  • Unabridged readings of four spine-tingling stories

    This suspenseful anthology collects together four gripping tales of gruesome scientific experiments and chilling supernatural events - all read in full by some of the very best voice actors. With over 18 hours of electrifying listening, tracked by chapter, these classic tales will have you on the edge of your seat.

    Frankenstein
    Mary Shelley's Gothic masterpiece about young scientist Victor Frankenstein, whose quest to create new life has horrific consequences... Read by Shaun Mason.

    A Christmas Carol
    Charles Dickens' timeless classic about a bitter old miser who has a Christmas epiphany when he is visited by four spirits. Read by Sean Baker

    The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde
    Robert Louis Stevenson's famous novella about a doctor who experiments with the duality of human nature - and in doing so creates a monster. Read by Sam Dale.

    The Turn of the Screw
    Henry James' terrifying tale of a governess sent to look after two children in a haunted country house. Read by Sam Dale and Clare Corbett.


    Credits:


    Frankenstein
    Read by Shaun Mason
    Produced by Martha Littlehailes
    First broadcast on BBC Sounds, 24 August 2019

    A Christmas Carol
    Read by Sean Baker
    Produced by Anne Bunting
    First broadcast on BBC Sounds, 22 August 2019

    The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde
    Read by Sam Dale
    Produced by Julian Wilkinson
    First broadcast on BBC Sounds, 22 August 2019

    The Turn of the Screw
    Read by Sam Dale and Clare Corbett
    Produced by Julian Wilkinson
    First broadcast on BBC Sounds, 1 November 2019


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    © 2021 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd

Henry James was born in 1843 in New York and died in London in 1916. In addition to many short stories, plays, books of criticism, autobiography and travel, he wrote some twenty novels, the first published being Roderick Hudson (1875). They include The Europeans, Washington Square, The Portrait of a Lady, The Bostonians, The Princess Casamassima, The Tragic Muse, The Spoils of Poynton, The Awkward Age, The Wings of the Dove, The Ambassadors and The Golden Bowl.

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