A Dark-Adapted Eye


  “A Dark-Adapted Eye” (1986) is a psychological thriller novel by Ruth Rendell, written under the nom-de-plume Barbara Vine. The novel won the American Edgar Award.   Plot Summary: Largely set during World War II, the story is told by Faith Severn, who at the prompting of a true-crime writer recounts her memories of her …

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The Story of Zohak – The Serpent-King of Ancient Persia


    “In the very beginning of things, Ormuzd (Ahura Mazda) who is Goodness and Light, created the world and all that is good and beautiful in the universe. But for everything to which Ormuzd gave being, Ahriman, who is Darkness and Evil, created an opposite. Against love, he set hatred; against joy, sorrow; to …

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