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
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.
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