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From the master of the short story and lyric poem comes this rare treasury of Edgar Allan Poe classics. The outstanding works "The Unparalleled Adventure of One Hans Pfaall", "A Descent into the Maelstrom", "Annabelle Lee", "Eldorado", and "The Bells" illustrate Poe's meticulous sense of construction, with the signature themes of romance and melancholy that characterized his short and troubled life. Short stories such as "MS. Found in a Bottle", "The Thousand and Second Tale of Scheherazade", "A Tale of the Ragged Mountains", and "Some Words with a Mummy" typify Poe's original literary style still used in today's detective stories and gothic tales.

This worthy collection, dramatized by the voice of Paul Scofield, should be included in the audio library of all enthusiasts of Poe.

Public Domain (P)1987, 2014 Dove Books On Tape, Phoenix Books

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Brilliant readings by Paul Scofield!

stage and Screen stars are not always the best choices for the narrators of audio books; however, when it comes to the stories of Edgar Allan Poe I have found that certain stage and Screen stars are perfectly vocally suited and Paul Scofield is one of them. The only fault that I can find with this recording is that the title and a few sentences of "MS Found in a Bottle" are unaccountably missing from this remastered version. Other than this, this is a highly enjoyable and masterful rendition of Poe's works and I highly recommended to all audiobook listeners.