Edgar Allan Poe's Tales of Terror

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Edgar Allan Poe

Narrated By: David Thorn, Bruce Blau

Publisher: Alcazar AudioWorks

Date: January 2005

Duration: 6 hours 10 minutes

Summary:

American poet, critic, and short-story writer Edgar Allan Poe is universally recognized for his cultivation of the macabre in fiction. His stories are characterized by an original kind of supernatural horror, often using the awareness of death as a catalyzing force in its own right. His tales and poems brim with psychological depth and intense imagery, made vivid through his musical language and hypnotic rhythms, which are especially captivating when heard aloud.

This special audio collection features some of Poe's best known classic stories, including:
1. The Tell Tale Heart
2. Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar
3. Hop Frog
4. Murder in the Rue Morgue
5. The Masque of the Red Death
6. The Pit and the Pendulum
7. The Fall of the House of Usher
8. The Black Cat
9. The Cask of Amontillado

AUTHOR
Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) was an American novelist and poet most famous for his tales of mystery and terror.
Poe was also a literary innovator, credited with the invention of the detective story.

COMMENTARY
Quotes about Edgar Allan Poe's Tales of Terror
"Poe constantly and inevitably produced magic where his greatest contemporaries produced only beauty."-George Bernard Shaw

"Certain of Poe's tales possess an almost absolute perfection of artistic form which makes them veritable beaconlights in the province of the short story...Poe's weird tales are alive in a manner that few others can ever hope to be."-H. P. Lovecraft, author
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