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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (17,909 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Edgar Allan Poe Narrator: Paul Michael Garcia Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: Going Public … in Shorts Release Date:
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Edgar Allen Poe is seen today as one of the greatest practitioners of gothic and detective fiction that ever lived, and popular culture is replete with references to him. In “The Pit and the Pendulum,” one of his most famous short works, a condemned man is judged guilty by the Spanish Inquisition and sentenced to die. Locked away in a pitch-black cell, he soon discovers a pit in the center of the room, a watery grave at its base. Above him hangs a large, razor-sharp pendulum. As the man is slowly tortured, he must face either the pit or the pendulum.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Marts (Thinker) | 2/17/2014

    " The Pit and the Pendulum tells a tale of torments endurd by a prisoner, this volume also includes other tales such as, The Black Cat and The Tell-Tale Heart. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Chris Gager | 2/14/2014

    " Read this probably with some other Poe stories(The Telltale Heart, The Fall of the House of Usher)back in the 60's. Maybe for prep school English class. I can still hear the swoosh of the blade. Date read is approximate. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Capsguy | 2/9/2014

    " Nice introduction to classic horror/Poe. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Tino Rodriguez | 1/15/2014

    " still a book I think a lot of and this is many years after I read it. "

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