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Author: Edgar Allan Poe Narrator: Bill Wallis Publisher: Copyright Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2014 ISBN: 9781780000350
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Edgar Allan Poe is considered a master of the macabre, and his poems and short stories have influenced scores of writers. He helped invent the modern detective story, and his tales of terror are as chilling and powerful today as they have ever been. This volume includes three of this disturbing tales: “The Pit and the Pendulum,” in which a prisoner of the Spanish Inquisition faces a maddeningly slow and terrifying death; “The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar,” the dark tale of a man whose demise is arrested when he is hypnotized at the moment of death; and “The Cask of Amontillado,” a chilling story of revenge.

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About the Author

Edgar Allan Poe (1809–1848) transformed the American literary landscape with his innovations in the short story genre and his haunting lyrical poetry, and he is credited with inventing American gothic horror and detective fiction. He was first published in 1827 and then began a career as a magazine writer and editor and a sharp literary critic. In 1845 the publication of his most famous poem, “The Raven,” brought him national fame.

About the Narrator

Bill Wallis has performed in over two hundred radio series and plays, while among his numerous productions for the Royal Shakespeare Company are The Alchemist, The Master Builder, and Twelfth Night. He is also a prolific film and television actor, having made numerous appearances in such productions as Keep the Aspidistra Flying, Midsomer Murders, Bad Girls, Doctors, Poirot, and as Dr. Nick MacKenzie in Dangerfield.