Cecilia de Noël


Read by David Wales

(4.2 stars; 4 reviews)

Cecilia de Noël is an original and cleverly told ghost story, published in 1891. The story is told, Rashomon-like, from six different viewpoints. - Summary by Wikipedia and David Wales (3 hr 29 min)

Chapters

Chapter 1 Atherley's Gospel 28:11 Read by David Wales
Chapter 2 The Stranger's Gospel 28:34 Read by David Wales
Chapter 3 Mrs. Mostyn's Gospel 28:50 Read by David Wales
Chapter 4 Canon Vernade's Gospel 29:21 Read by David Wales
Chapter 5 Austyn's Gospel 29:24 Read by David Wales
Chapter 6 Mrs. Molyneux's Gospel 33:11 Read by David Wales
Chapter 7 Cecilia's Gospel 32:15 Read by David Wales

Reviews

Interesting mechanism: multiple viewpoints. Fun story.


(4 stars)

As the description says, each chapter of the story is told from a different person's viewpoint. To lessen confusion, let me point out that each chapter is not retelling the whole story, but continues the story from approximately where the last one left off. Fun and intriguing. And who is the mysterious Cecilia de Noel?? Is there really a ghost? Most unusually, the story also explores the Christian religion and its practices, and laments the hypocrisy of many (or most?) Christians at the time.

Four stars here too.


(4 stars)

Most entertaining.