Confession of a Murderer Told in One Night by Joseph Roth

Confession of a Murderer Told in One Night

Joseph Roth

If you want to be really scared, read this by candlelight in a dark room with the curtains drawn on a storm tossed winter's night. And if someone knocks on your door, you might die of fright.

Extract

Rather I was like a cold and objective judge who watches the exploits of the criminals whom he wil later have to judge. I pronounced judgment then. It was death. Death for Krapotkin!

Parallels
  • The Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  • Perfume by Patrick Susskind
  • A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

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