"You won't know till afterward. You won't know till long, long afterward."
When Ned and Mary Boyne hear that their new house is haunted, they laugh it off and joke that every good house in the countryside must have a ghost for it to be worth purchasing. They move in and forget all about its supposed supernatural quirks. But when Mary notices a strange change in her husband's behaviour, she begins to suspect a not so friendly ghost is indeed at play.
'Afterward' is a chilling and disturbing short story that starts out on a happy note and then slowly unravels. It's made all the more haunting by Edith Wharton's impeccable prose.
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.
Edith Wharton was an American author and designer, born into New York City's high society. She is best known for her novel 'The Age of Innocence' (1920) and for being the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for Literature.