Classic Crimes of Passion

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  • Narrated by Derek Jacobi
  • 2 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

"I committed a crime, it is true, a mad crime, but are not insane jealousy, passionate love, betrayed and lost, and the terrible pain I endure, enough to make anyone commit a crime without actually being a criminal?"
Guy de MaupassantA lover's most unlikely jealousy, a mother's patient wait for revenge, a young actress driven to distraction by a cruel husband, a story of jilted love and murder in a London lodging house, and a confrontation that brings a saga of mutual loathing to a terrible conclusion on the other side of the Atlantic....Here are stories by five master storytellers (Guy de Maupassant, Wilkie Collins, Louisa May Alcott, Algernon Blackwood, and the lesser known Stephen Phillips) that tell powerful tales of "crimes passionnels" driven by five very different motives: treachery, jealousy, hate, love, and revenge - all potent and sometimes ungovernable emotions.

"Mad" by Guy de Maupassant
"First Hate" by Algernon Blackwood
"A Double Tragedy" by Louisa May Alcott
"Inside Information" by Stephen Phillips
"Who Killed Zebedee?" by Wilkie Collins


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Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-02-2007
  • Publisher: CSA Word