Hunger, and Other Stories
Charles Beaumont

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Narrated By: Paul Boehmer, Gabrielle de Cuir, Stefan Rudnicki

Duration: 7 hours and 56 minutes

What to expect

A collection of horror stories by the iconic Charles Beaumont

When The Hunger, and Other Stories first appeared in 1957, it heralded the arrival of Charles Beaumont as an important and highly original new voice in American fiction. Although he is best known today for his scripts for television and film, including several classic episodes of The Twilight Zone, Beaumont is being rediscovered as a master of weird tales, and this, his first published collection, contains some of his best. Ranging in tone from the chilling gothic horror of "Miss Gentilbelle," where an insane mother dresses her son up as a girl and slaughters his pets, to deliciously dark humor in tales like "Open House" and "The Infernal Bouillabaisse," where murderers' plans go disastrously awry, these seventeen stories demonstrate Beaumont's remarkable talent and versatility.

Genre

Short stories, Classic fiction, Horror and supernatural fiction, Fiction: general and literary

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“Charles Beaumont was a genius…and one hell of a storyteller.”

Dean Koontz

“Extraordinary…gives Mr. Beaumont undeniable stature as an artist.”

New York Herald Tribune

“A memorable first book of fiction, one which belongs on any shelf of the best contemporary weird tales.”

Chicago Tribune

“The name of Charles Beaumont will be honored and recognized for generations yet to come.”