A nameless Scottish soldier is recovering from his wounds in a Spanish hospital. He takes a temporary residence with a local family. Felipe and Olalla are two siblings living with their mother, with whom the soldier develops a casual friendship. After being absent for a while, Olalla returns to the house and the Scotsman immediately falls in love with her. He wants to take her away and show her the world but the family is hiding a dark secret. Why did the family accept to take in the soldier? What is the dark secret they are hiding? What will happen to the Scotsman? Find all the answers in Robert Louis Stevenson’s short gothic story ”Olalla” from 1885.
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.
Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894) was a Scottish writer of novels, poems, essays, and travel books. For most of his life, Stevenson suffered from serious bronchial trouble, but kept on travelling and writing. Though his writing has often been considered entertainment, author Henry James aligned Stevenson’s works to his own. His most famous novels are ”Treasure Island” (1883), ”The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde” (1886), ”Kidnapped” (1886) and ”A Child’s Garden of Verses” (1885).