by Hans Christian Andersen.
A wise scholar grants his shadow freedom, releasing him into society to live as a man.
But his act of generosity goes badly awry.
Read by Peter Capaldi
by Joseph von Eichendorff.
A young knight is driven to madness when he discovers everything he holds dear is pure illusion.
Read by Jamie Glover
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by Jean Lorrain.
A journey into the dark imaginings of the narrator as he dreams his own death: will he have the strength to wake up? Read by Simon Russell Beale
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by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu.
A petrified bonesetter fears for his life when he receives an unusual request from the tyrannical ghost of a local squire.
Read by Sean Barrett.
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by Guy de Maupassant.
A young man takes great pleasure in his nightly walks through Paris - but tonight, something is terribly wrong.
Read by Tom Hollander.