La Grande Breteche

November 28, 2020
La Grande Breteche

Predating Edgar Allen Poe's remarkably similar story TheCask of Amontillado by more than a decade, Honore de Balzac'schilling tale La Grande Breteche centers on a mysteriousmanor that sits abandoned in a town in central France. When aphysician becomes curious about the estate and begins to questionlocals about it, he gradually unfurls a horrifying secret.