A masterclass in psychological and supernatural storytelling, ‘The Triumph of Night’ follows George Foxon who, one snowy, moonlit night, finds himself in the company of a sick young man and his wealthy uncle. However, Foxon is haunted by a spectre that only he can see. With more than a whiff of Stanley Kubrick’s ‘The Shining’ about it, ‘The Triumph of Night’ is a supremely spooky take on the horror genre.
Edith Wharton (1862 – 1937) was an American designer and novelist. Born in an era when the highest ambition a woman could aspire to was a good marriage, Wharton went on to become one of America’s most celebrated authors. During her career, she wrote over 40 books, using her wealthy upbringing to bring authenticity and detail to stories about the upper classes. She moved to France in 1923, where she continued to write until her death.