BBC Radio 7 takes a turn to the macabre this week with broadcasts of Nathaniel Hawthorne's "Dr. Heidegger's Experiment" (1837) and Wilkie Collins's "A Terribly Strange Bed" (1852). Go here for the schedule or to listen.
About the photo: Nathaniel Hawthorne by Matthew Brady, ca. 1855–65. Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division.