Do you know that house? I said, pointing to the residencia.The gaunt peasant, who had just told me he had much frequented these mountains in former years, looked at me darkly and crossed himself."Too well," he said. "It was there that one of my comrades sold himself to Satan; the Virgin shield us... show more
Do you know that house? I said, pointing to the residencia.The gaunt peasant, who had just told me he had much frequented these mountains in former years, looked at me darkly and crossed himself."Too well," he said. "It was there that one of my comrades sold himself to Satan; the Virgin shield us from temptation! He has paid the price and is now burning in the reddest place in Hell!"He then spoke words that had the ring of prophecy, leaving me shaking with terror. Which way to turn I knew not. But fate decided for me: for while still hesitating I beheld the veiled figure of a woman drawing nearer up the pathway . . .Olalla is the tale of an Englishman's search for romance in distant lands, by the author of Kidnapped.
Publish date: June 1st 2004
Publisher: Kessinger Publishing
Pages no: 48
Edition language: English
Series: Little Black Classics (#19)
Olalla was my first venture into the literary works of Robert Louis Stevenson and it was not a very good one. I have a lot of friends who keep telling me to get to Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde so I had high expectations of this one, but I don't know. I don't think the story was very good, or that much happ...
I think I would have enjoyed this better if the narrator wasn't such a snob. He really, really is a snob. One of those British long nosed, look down on everyone types. Quite frankly, Poe does this type of thing much better.
Robert Louis Stevenston was a 19th Century Scottish writer, most famous for Treasure Island and Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. Olalla is an early short story about a young English soldier recovering in the Spanish mountains from his war wounds."And if they knew you were the handsomest and the most pleasant ...
Olalla is an engaging, well-written work of Gothic horror. We are introduced to a sympathetic narrator, a soldier recovering from a wound, and the exotic setting where he seeks to recover. . Namely, a dilapidated castle set against the Spanish mountains. There, we meet the equally decaying family ...
I've never heard of this story before and randomly found the audiobook (great way to get reading done while walking the dog). I'm glad I found it. Another story from R.L.S. and this time with a little vampire action.