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Download El pozo y el pendulo (The Pit and the Pendulum) Audiobook (Unabridged)

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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Edgar Allan Poe Narrator: Víctor Prieto Publisher: NEAR, S.A. Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2010 ISBN:
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Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) - Escritor, poeta y crítico estadounidense, más conocido como el primer maestro del relato corto, en especial de terror y misterio. Nació en Boston el 19 de enero de 1809. Sus padres murieron siendo niño y fue criado por John Allan, un rico hombre de negocios de Richmond. En 1836 se casó con su joven sobrina y durante la década siguiente Poe trabajó como redactor para varias revistas en Filadelfia y Nueva York. Su trabajo consistió en buena parte en reseñar libros, escribiendo un significativo número de críticas. Sus ensayos se hicieron famosos por su sarcasmo, ingenio y exposición de pretensiones literarias, resistiendo el paso del tiempo y situándole entre los mejores críticos literarios estadounidenses. Sus teorías sobre la naturaleza de la ficción y, en particular, sus ensayos sobre el cuento, han tenido una influencia duradera en escritores americanos y europeos. En 1847 falleció su mujer y él mismo cayó enfermo. Su adicción al alcohol y su supuesto consumo de drogas, pudo contribuir a su temprana muerte en Baltimore, el 7 de octubre de 1849.

El Pozo y el Péndulo - El pozo y el péndulo (título original en inglés: The Pit and the Pendulum) es uno de los cuentos más famosos y celebrados de Edgar Allan Poe. Está considerado como uno de los relatos más espeluznantes dentro de la literatura de terror, pues transmite el abandono, la desorientación, el desconcierto y la desesperanza de una persona que sabe que va a morir. En él Poe demuestra su dominio sobre el lenguaje y las técnicas narrativas más efectivas para hacernos sentir partícipes de los agobiantes pensamientos que tiene el torturado. El protagonista comienza el relato agotado en una oscura celda de castigo de la Inquisición, donde la tortura consiste en la soledad, el abandono, la oscuridad, el frío y el hambre. Se ve atado y experimenta la angustia de conocer su próxima muerte pues un péndulo descendía hacia él, segur... Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kimifly | 2/24/2011

    " I'm pretty sure I've read this years ago, but I've just finished reading it again. I think this is a great short story and I like the first person narration, it makes the story even more disturbing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Janie | 1/1/2011

    " this is an all time favourite - I read this many years ago and have re read since. Its so horrific and desperate. A clever tale of the inquisition and an essential read for all horror fans. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jess | 12/14/2010

    " i only read the pit and the pendulum. very good. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Luis | 12/11/2010

    " Never give up!!! Hope never dies!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessica | 12/9/2010

    " Poe is one of the greatest writers in history. This is one of his darkest novels I have read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa | 11/9/2010

    " Andrew and I read this as one of our American Literature assignments. I didn't really enjoy it because suspense, horror, and gross things are just not something I enjoy...but Andrew enjoyed it. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Lisa | 10/14/2010

    " I just didn't care for the story. I found it quite confusing. I listened to an audiobook copy perhaps that is were I went wrong. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Capsguy | 9/13/2010

    " Nice introduction to classic horror/Poe. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 SirLordBaltimore | 8/24/2010

    " A co-worker suggested this story, and after having read it, I believe this could be a good jumping off point for anyone interested in Poe's work. It has certainly whet my appetite for more Poe! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Linda | 8/14/2010

    " I read this in high school and decided that didn't count! I am so glad that I read it again as an adult...suspense, psychological thriller..was wasted on me as a teenager. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tony | 6/30/2010

    " The story is especially effective at inspiring fear in the reader because of its heavy focus on the senses, such as sound, emphasizing its reality, unlike many of Poe's stories which are aided by the supernatural. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christine | 6/24/2010

    " 68/1001 ~ #906
    "And then there stole into my fancy, like a rich musical note, the thought of what sweet rest there must be in the grave." "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Matthew | 6/7/2010

    " Very strange, as can be expected of Poe. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shannon | 6/6/2010

    " Not as terrifying as I had hoped. "

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