"I had seen her not as the living and breathing Berenice, but as the Berenice of a dream; not as a being of the earth, earthy, but as the abstraction of such a being; not as a thing to admire, but to analyse; not as an object of love, but as the theme of the most abstruse although desultory speculation."
It's Hallowe'en. Close your eyes and listen very carefully to this story of obsession from Edgar Allan Poe. And if your lust for not the macabre is still not sated, scroll down our podcasts to find H P Lovecraft's The Outsider and Martin Foreman's Smoke. Wilkie Collins' A Terribly Strange Bed will also send a shiver down your spine.
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