The Best of Edgar Allan Poe

The Best of Edgar Allan Poe

Audiobook CD - 2006
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A collection of 13 stories from one of the most influential American writers.

Includes: The Tell-Tale Heart, The Cask of Amontillado, The Masque of the Red Death, The Raven, Annabel Lee, Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar, Ulalume, The Black Cat, The Bells, The Pit and the Pendulum, The Fall of the House of Usher, The Purloined Letter , & The Gold Bug.

"These stories unfold naturally while riveting the attention of the listener..." --Booklist

Edgar Alan Poe (1809-1849) is unquestionably one of the 19th century's most gifted and powerful writers, as well as one of the most misrepresented and misunderstood. His black, macabre tales, the extreme emotional turmoil of his characters, and his grotesque and terrifying distortions of reality have often led critics to assume that Poe's work merely reflected a tormented inner state. His writing was vilified for years by those who painted him as an "evil genius," a man who created such strange and chilling worlds by virtue of "diseased intellect."
Modern day critics have been much kinder to Poe who is now acknowledged as an innovator decades ahead of his time. The stories and poems in this recorded collection are classic Poe, reflecting the sides of his genius for which he is most beloved: the romantic, melancholy poet, and the master storyteller, spinning tales capable of producing a terror in listeners that few writers have equaled before or since.

Publisher: Listening Library, 2006.
Edition: Unabridged.
ISBN: 9780739337844
Call Number: POE
Characteristics: 5 compact discs
Subjects: Compact discs, Book.


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May 30, 2017

Not many audiobooks grab you like this one. The narrator has all the inflection and important parts nailed. Just a great listen


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