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8. The Anticipator of Portent

Still unable to choose between Marionetta and Celinda, Scythrop makes an appointment with destiny. Read by Kenneth Williams.

Still unable to choose between Marionetta and Celinda, Scythrop makes an appointment with destiny.

Kenneth Williams concludes the Gothic satire poking fun at the Romantic Movement in English literature of the time and its obsession with the morbid.

First published in 1818, ‘Nightmare Abbey’ follows the fortunes of widower Christopher Glowry, who lives with his son, Scythrop, in the dilapidated family mansion- in Lincolnshire, on a dry stretch of land between the sea and the fens.

Abridged in eight parts and produced by Martin Remes.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1979.

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15 minutes

Last on

Thu 22 Nov 2018 02:00

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