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ISBN: 1411604024Издательство: Lulu Press, Inc.
Год издания: 2004
Book DescriptionContents: (1)"The Horrible Secret on Royal Street": a tale of terror based on a true incident that occurred in New Orleans during the 1830s. (2) "The Rational Man": the story of a person who believes his life is orderly and precise until the forces of nature change his mind in a drastic way. (3) The screenplay version of "The Horrible Secret on Royal Street." "The Horrible Secret on Royal Street" is a shocking and penetrating tale of psychological horror about Madame Delphine Lalaurie, a notorious woman of fashionable Creole society. During the 1830s in New Orleans, Madame Delphine had a horrible secret: she kept slaves locked in her attic and would torture them cruelly and unmercifully. In both short story and screenplay, the author explores the disturbing motives of the central character and the effects of her demented actions upon her family and her entire community. Reading the two different versions of this same story allows the...