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Tales of terror

by Poe, Edgar Allan, 1809-1849.

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American poet, critic, and short-story writer Edgar Allan Poe is universally recognized for his cultivation of the macabre in fiction. His stories are characterized by an original kind of supernatural horror, often using the awareness of death as a catalyzing force in its own right. His tales and poems brim with psychological depth and intense imagery, made vivid through his musical language and hypnotic rhythms, which are especially captivating when heard aloud. This special audio collection features some of Poe's best known classic stories, including "The Tell Tale Heart," "Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar," "Hop Frog," "Murders in the Rue Morgue," "Masque of the Red Death," "The Pit and the Pendulum," "Fall of the House of Usher," "The Black Cat," and "The Cask of Amontillado."
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Gr. 6-9. This collection includes six of Poe's most famous tales, unabridged: The Masque of Red Death, The Black Cat, The Pit and the Pendulum, The Tell-Tale Heart, The Cask of Amontillado, and The Fall of the House of Usher. In the introduction, McCurdy discusses of Poe's life and remarks on the darkness of Poe's nature, reflected in his work, and the physical darkness of his world after sundown, reflected in the illustrations. The 18 full-page, black-and-white scratchboard-style pictures are suitably dramatic and often macabre. This handsome volume, to be accompanied by a CD that features readings of four of the tales, offers a good introduction to Poe's fiction. --Carolyn Phelan Copyright 2005 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Horror tales, American
Short stories
Publisher Blackstone Publishing2006
Edition Unabridged.
Contributors Thorn, David, 1950-
Blau, Bruce.
OverDrive, Inc.
Participants/Performers Read by David Thorn with Bruce Blau.
Language English
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Format: OverDrive WMA Audiobook
Format: OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
Requires OverDrive Media Console 1.0 / 1.0 (Windows Mobile) or OverDrive Media Console 3.0 (Windows) / 1.0 (Mac) / 1.0 (Windows Mobile)
Description 1 audio file : digital
ISBN 9781455106813
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