Robert Louis Stevenson, know mostly for his tales of adventure and horror, also had a humorous side. This black comedy of errors deals with a coffin that keeps disappearing, and then showing up again in very strange places.More
Jim Killavey's interpretation of the rip-roaring comic novel The Wrong Box by beloved Scottish novelist Robert Louis Stevenson and his stepson, Lloyd Osbourne, is delightful. Joseph Finsbury, one of two surviving members of a tontine, is facing financial ruin. His two nephews, John and Morris - whom he raised - are banking on his victory. When a train wreck appears to have killed Joseph, the younger two men are reluctant to relinquish their uncle's claim to the tontine. Their devious plan? Ship the body home and pretend that Joseph is still alive and well. Comedy ensues.
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Enjoyed the story, but pity about US narrator