Apart from the ubiquitous presence of the authors who work in the short story tradition, the Second Season introduces poems and novellas. The romantic poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge is here with his haunting and supernatural sea adventure ”The Rime of the Ancient Mariner”, while Rudyard Kipling tests the human condition with his famous poem ”If”. Perhaps the most potent addition in this second part is Joseph Conrad’s timeless novella ”The Heart of Darkness”, exploring the darkest recesses of the human soul.
B. J. Harrison started his Classic Tales Podcast back in 2007, wanting to breathe new life into classic stories. He masterfully plays with a wide array of voices and accents and has since then produced over 500 audiobooks. Now in collaboration with SAGA Egmont, his engaging narration of these famous classics is available to readers everywhere.
The second season includes some new names in the genre of the short story, the novella, and the poetic: Alfred Noyes, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Jack London, G. K. Chesterton, Joseph Conrad, P. G. Wodehouse, Ambrose Bierce, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, E. M. Forster, Bram Stoker and many more. Together with the other great names, this collection is definitely a classic one, exploring and discovering new fictional territories.