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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (259 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Edgar Allan Poe Narrator: Patrick Lawlor Publisher: Listen & Live Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Edgar Allan Poe is widely known as a master of the macabre—and this short story, originally published in 1849, is a testament to that.

Poe’s masterpiece of recrimination and revenge depicts a king and his court as self-indulgent buffoons. Hop-Frog, a grotesquely deformed dwarf, and his friend Trippetta were captured and forced to serve as jester for the king and his court. The king’s cruelty drives Hop-Frog to plan revenge—a terrible, terrible revenge.

It has been suggested that Poe wrote this story as a form of literary revenge against a woman named Elizabeth F. Ellet, and several others.

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  • “A tale of horror and heart, Hop Frog teaches the lesson that you reap what you sow. With an incredibly creative plot and cast of characters, Poe is able to captivate the reader from start to finish.”


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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Bill | 1/13/2014

    " last published poe work; revenge of the dwarfs "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Tammy | 9/7/2013

    " The underdog kicks 'a' and takes names. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Deana Young | 11/16/2012

    " A good scary tale by EAP -- where Height doesn't mean a thing if you are seeking revenge! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Timothy Morrow | 5/6/2012

    " A fun little tale about a Dwarf who finally had enough and takes a horrid revenge on his captor and master the King. It makes you feel for the half-insane deformed creature, even after what he does in the story. Altogether, a interesting story and great tale.....Timothy~ "

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