Enter the world of mystery with this timeless classic story collection. First in the foggy St. Petersburg of 19th century Russia we find mischievous cadets and their pranks getting them into trouble in their haunted castle. Then we learn about mysterious ...
Enter the world of mystery with this timeless classic story collection. First in the foggy St. Petersburg of 19th century Russia we find mischievous cadets and their pranks getting them into trouble in their haunted castle. Then we learn about mysterious disappearance of local landowner in Turgenev's Hunting Sketches.
The Ghost of Engineers' Castle by Nikolai Leskov
"Houses, like people, have their own reputations. There are houses that by general opinion are considered impure, that is, where there have been indications of some impure or, at any rate, incomprehensible power. Spiritualists have done much to explain such phenomena, but as their theories are not generally accepted the matter of haunted houses is still as obscure as ever"
01 Castle of Paul
02 The Ghost of Peter the Great
03 Mock funeral
04 Foggy twilight
05 Cadet K
06 Infectious fear
07 Impossible silence
08 Waking the dead
09 Grey man apparition
10 Ghost's cross
11 General's widow
12 The Ghost Theme Soundtrack
My Neighbour Radilov from Turgenevs Hunting Sketches
"In people who are constantly and intensely preoccupied with one idea, or one emotion, there is something in common, a kind of external resemblance in manner, however different may be their qualities, their abilities, their position in society, and their education."
01 Nobleman's Nest
02 A Man of Mystery
Ghost stories are often favoured for being first hand account or second hand records of true encounters. The Ghost of Engineers Castle has the pristine feel of that kind of narrative. Victorian-gothic sort of manner of the style give additional flavour and sentimental feel to this production.
Mary Fuller (UK)
The story and the reading appeal to me quite strongly. I like 19th century ghost stories, and I got my introduction to them as a child from some old volumes to be found in the house where we used to take our family holidays. I also like what I think of as a distinctively Russian tinge to this narrative of a youthful attempt at playing at ghosts that finds itself abruptly in contact with the real thing. As much as anything else, I find the reader's voice particularly agreeable and different.
David Bryson (UK)