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on: March 05, 2022, 07:04:47 AM
PseudoPod 800: The Parricide’s Tale

Author: Charles Robert Maturin
Narrator: Kurt Kuersteiner
Host: Alasdair Stuart
Audio Producer: Chelsea Davis

“The Parricide’s Tale” is an excerpt from a larger work, the notorious Gothic Novel  Melmoth The Wanderer (1820)

Show Notes
Wikipedia article on Melmoth The Wanderer
This week’s quote

It was in the midst of one of his most licentious songs, that my companion suddenly paused. He gazed about him for some time; and faint and dismal as the light was by which we beheld each other, I thought I could observe an extraordinary expression overshadow his countenance. I did not venture to notice it. “Do you know where we are?” he whispered.

“Too well;—in the vault of a convent, beyond the help or reach of man,—without food, without light, and almost without hope.”

“Aye, so its last inhabitants might well say.”

“Its last inhabitants!—who were they?”

“I can tell  you, if you can bear it.”

“I cannot bear it,” I cried, stopping my ears, “I will not listen to it. I feel by the narrator it must be something horrid.”

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