"The physiognomy of this old woman had struck me more than once: her little green eyes, long, thin nose, the immense bouquets of flowers on her shawl, which must have been at least a hundred years old..."
Soon after Christian settles in Nuremberg, he becomes aware of some strange events occuring in the city. People keep hanging themselves from the sign of a public house after having all stayed in the same room of that very house. Determined to find out why, Christian decides to stay in the room, too. It faces a house on the opposite side of the street, in the window of which sits an eerie-looking woman. Could she have anything to do with the deaths?
Creepy and mysterious, 'The Invisible Eye' is a brilliant short story for anyone in the mood to be spooked. Hanns Heinz Ewers' equally excellent 'The Spider' (1908) was based on this Erckmann-Chatrian tale.
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.
Emile Erckmann (1822-1899) and Alexandre Chatrian (1826-1890) began their writing partnership in the 1840s and wrote together for nearly fifty years. At their most popular, they were known as "The Twins".