Edgar Allan Poe
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Edgar Allan Poe

Author, poet, and literary critic, Edgar Allan Poe is credited with pioneering the short story genre, inventing detective fiction, and contributing to the development of science fiction. However, Poe is best known for his works of the macabre, including such infamous titles as The Raven, The Pit and the Pendulum, The Murders in the Rue Morgue, Lenore, and The Fall of the House of Usher. Part of the American Romantic Movement, Poe was one of the first writers to make his living exclusively through his writing, working for literary journals and becoming known as a literary critic. His works have been widely adapted in film. Edgar Allan Poe died of a mysterious illness in 1849 at the age of 40.

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    • The Raven

    • By: Edgar Allan Poe
    • Narrated by: Michael Troy
    • Length: 11 mins
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    "The Raven" is a narrative poem by American writer Edgar Allan Poe. First published in January 1845, the poem is often noted for its musicality...

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    • By Kaz on 04-06-19

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    • Edgar Allan Poe - The Complete Short Stories

    • By: Edgar Allan Poe
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    Here are all of Edgar Allan Poe’s great short stories in one 16-hour collection....

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    • By J.G. on 07-23-11

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    • Annabel Lee

    • By: Edgar Allan Poe
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    This is a poem that shows passion for the one you love can be more than any temporary feeling....

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    • Tales of Terror

    • By: Edgar Allan Poe
    • Narrated by: David Thorn, Bruce Blau
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    This special audio collection features some of Poe's best-known stories....

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    • By Chris on 04-13-11

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    • The Masque of the Red Death

    • By: Edgar Allan Poe
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    • Length: 21 mins
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    "The Masque of the Red Death", originally published as "The Mask of the Red Death: A Fantasy" (1842), is a short story by Edgar Allan Poe...

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    • The Black Cat

    • By: Edgar Allan Poe
    • Narrated by: William Roberts
    • Length: 27 mins
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    This is a story from the Fall of the House of Usher collection....

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    • By Amazon Customer on 10-03-18

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    • The Pit and the Pendulum

    • By: Edgar Allan Poe
    • Narrated by: B.J. Harrison
    • Length: 42 mins
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    “I was sick, sick unto death with that long agony,” begins one of the most famous tales from the master of the macabre, Edgar Allan Poe.....

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    • By Jesse Marshall on 11-16-18

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    • Edgar Allan Poe's The Tell-Tale Heart and Other Stories

    • By: Edgar Allan Poe
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    • Length: 1 hr and 1 min
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    A collection featuring three classic horror stories, read by actor Earl Hammond: "The Tell-Tale Heart", "The Cask of Amontillado", and "The Black Cat"....

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    • By M.A. Wilson on 11-09-14

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    • The Murders in the Rue Morgue

    • By: Edgar Allan Poe
    • Narrated by: Kerry Shale
    • Length: 1 hr and 29 mins
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    Auguste Dupin, investigator extraordinaire, was the remarkable creation of Edgar Allan Poe....

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    • By G00fn0ff on 04-14-19

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    • The Raven

    • By: Edgar Allen Poe
    • Narrated by: Don Aday
    • Length: 16 mins
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    Edgar Allen Poe's masterful poem, The Raven, is a strange and haunting story of lost love....

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    • By Danielle Keath on 05-23-19

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