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Short stories of the Victorian and Edwardian age, read by professional actors.

Short stories of the Victorian and Edwardian age, read by professional actors.
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United States

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Short stories of the Victorian and Edwardian age, read by professional actors.

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English

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206-898-9453


Episodes

BRASS Stacks 9: Humiliation by Maupassant

7/11/2019
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This short story by the French master of the form recounts a conversation between two beautiful young women about the perils of finding good domestic help.

Duration:00:14:26

BRASS Stacks 8: The Lady Automaton, Part Two

5/31/2019
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In the conclusion to E. E. Kellett’s short story, things get increasingly dark as the beautiful creation of an genius inventor conquers not only London society, but the hearts of two suitors.

Duration:00:21:16

The Lady Automaton: Part One

5/17/2019
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In this obscure but brilliant short story by E. E. Kellett, an inventor is challenged by his friend to create an “anti-phonograph” that can engage a speaker in a conversation. But he does much, much more than that….

Duration:00:26:24

BRASS STACKS The Disintegrator Machine

4/19/2019
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Professor Challenger meets an inventor whose creation may prove so catastrophic as to imperil the entire British Empire, in this classic short story by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

Duration:00:32:01

BRASS Stacks: Stolen Bacillus

3/27/2019
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H.G. Wells is now primarily known for his early science fiction novels, but it was his short stories that made a name for him. This one comes from a 1905 Pearson’s Magazine. Subtitled “A Tale of Anarchy,” it was darkly topical, as in the last 20 years self-proclaimed anarchists had killed several heads of state and committed bombing outrages throughout ... Read More

Duration:00:16:07

BRASS: The Devil in Whitechapel 4 - BRASS Stacks

2/6/2019
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The Second Coming: Lord and Lady Brass rush across London trying to save both a missing child and an abducted poet, while Yeats comes face-to-face with the mysterious Master and learns his occult plans! Bickering cultists, unnatural rituals and the timely return of Loveday Brooke as our BRASS Miniseries comes to an end.

Duration:00:35:16

BRASS Stacks 4: The Storyteller by Saki

9/28/2018
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For this episode, we return to the English master of the short sharp shock, Saki, and a delightfully mischievous narrative about the sort of tales children really enjoy, “The Storyteller.”

Duration:00:12:16

BRASS Stacks 3: The Mysterious Case of Miss V.

9/5/2018
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The late 19th and early 20th century were the golden age of the ghost story. Some of the greatest tales of the supernatural were written at this time, including masterpieces by Sheridan Le Fanu, Algernon Blackwood and M.R. James, as well as short stories by such heavyweight novelists as Dickens, George Eliot, and Henry James. A surprising name on this ... Read More

Duration:00:06:35

BRASS Stacks 2: Tobermory

8/22/2018
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For our second BRASS Stacks, we are featuring one of the greatest short story writers of the pre-War years, H.H. Munro, who wrote as Saki. This brilliant journalist-turned-short story writer was one of the great wits of the Edwardian age. Orphaned at age 2, Munro was raised by his grandmother and a household of puritanical aunts. (In both his comic ... Read More

Duration:00:17:47

BRASS Stacks 1: 2 Stories by Lord Dunsany

8/22/2018
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Our new series of narrated short stories begins with two early stories by Lord Dunsany.

Duration:00:06:05