Fear and Paranoia, in…
—Tales From The Vault, Episode 17—
“The Terror” focuses on narrator Monsieur Raymon and his descent into insanity. At the beginning of the story, he tells the reader that he is going to be married simply because recent events caused him to have an irrational fear of being alone. Raymon tells us the tale of how one night after arriving home, he sees someone sitting in his armchair by his fireplace…
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“The Terror” (“Lui?” in the original French) first appeared in Gil Blas magazine on July 3, 1883.
Although short, this story conveys the internal mental fear and anguish of the main character in Maupassant’s characteristically brooding style.
It was a great pleasure to read, please let me know what you thought in the comments below, thanks 🙂
Produced, translated and narrated by David Sweeney-Bear (c)2021
MUSIC: Fantasia in F minor by Franz Schubert
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