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Author: Edgar Allan Poe Narrator: Edward E. French Publisher: Author's Republic Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2020 ISBN: 9781662121302
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The legacy of Edgar Allen Poe continues through his ongoing popularity as a writer. ‘Hop-Frog’, like many of his best stories, carries the force of parable. It is a curious mixture of revenge, horror, and spectacle, It's all about a king’s jester- a dwarf- who exacts spectacular brutal vengeance on the cruel monarch. The story was first published in March 1849. It’s a tale about the “little man” triumphing over his evil oppressors and earning his freedom in a literal blaze of glory. ‘Hop-Frog’ can be analyzed as a story about tyranny, slavery, and revolution. It’s not Poe’s most famous or best-loved story, but it’s an enjoyable tale. Listen to the sample performance reading by Oscar nominee and Emmy Award winning Special Effects Makeup Artist Edward E. French . 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 Tyler | 1/17/2014

    " I'm going through as many well-known Poe stories as I can right now. There's not a lot to this one but it's quite violent. It must have been fairly shocking in its day. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deana | 12/22/2013

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bill | 12/11/2013

    " last published poe work; revenge of the dwarfs "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Timothy | 11/20/2013

    " 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~ "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Adam | 10/4/2013

    " I cheered for the lad,but it's just not that great of a revenge. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Isaac | 8/19/2013

    " Read it people! This short story is literally heart warming. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ahmed | 7/10/2013

    " in this one i felt the sadness, the suffering ,the agonay,and the happiness all togather such a great poem "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Capsguy | 6/1/2013

    " Proof that Poe could excel other than in the horror/suspense genres. A nice little read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Steven | 5/11/2013

    " Probably one of the funnest revenge stories I've ever read. Brief, intriguing, and thoroughly entertaining. Great for kids, too (if they've a morbid sense justice)! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tiny | 5/5/2013

    " Based on the title, I thought the story was humorous but I stand corrected since it's about revenge. One of the best stories about revenge that I've read, actually and one of my favorite by Poe's, too. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michelle | 4/22/2013

    " this is one of my favorite Poe stories...why is it not more well-known? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Abby | 4/11/2013

    " This was a great story from Poe about revenge. A king calls Hop Frog, a jester, and his female friend, Trippetta, into perform and entertain. After insulting Hop Frog and Trippetta, Hop Frog devises a wonderful form of revenge for the king and his counselors. I loved this story. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sierra | 3/31/2013

    " this was not 44 pages when we read it in class. it was like 8.... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marts | 3/26/2013

    " Yes, the violence and that element of morbidity are there, that sudden horror that catches you when it comes to Poe. But herein lies a message one that reminds us not to be evildoers but to respect all regardless of circumstance... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tammy | 3/2/2013

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

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.