Hop-Frog

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Edgar Allan Poe

Narrated By: Patrick Lawlor

Publisher: Listen & Live Audio

Date: September 2009

Duration: 0 hours 26 minutes

Summary:

Hop-Frog is a short story by American writer Edgar Allan Poe, first published in 1849. The title character is a dwarf taken from his homeland who becomes the jester of a king particularly fond of practical jokes. Taking revenge on the king and his cabinet for striking his friend and fellow dwarf Trippetta, he dresses them as orangutans for a masquerade. In front of the king's guests, Hop-Frog murders them all by setting their costumes on fire before escaping with Trippetta. It has been suggested that Poe wrote the story as a form of literary revenge against a woman named Elizabeth F. Ellet and several others.

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