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POE, E.A.: Tales of Mystery and Imagination (Unabridged)


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POE, E.A.: Tales of Mystery and Imagination (Unabridged)

The horrors of the Spanish Inquisition, with its dungeon of death, and the overhanging gloom on the House of Usher demonstrate unforgettably the unique imagination of Edgar Allan Poe. Unerringly, he touches upon some of our greatest nightmares—premature burial, ghostly transformation and words from beyond the grave. Written in the 1840s, they have retained their power to shock and frighten even now.

Disc 1

  The Pit and the Pendulum
1.   The Pit and the Pendulum 00:08:24
2.   'So far I had not opened' 00:07:30
3.   'In the confusion attending my fall' 00:09:31
4.   'I could no longer doubt' 00:07:28
5.   'Scarcely had I dropped my head' 00:09:48
  The Tell-Tale Heart
6.   The Tell - Tale Heart 00:05:09
7.   'I kept quite still and said nothing' 00:05:15
8.   'If still you think me mad' 00:05:23
  The Masque of the Red Death
9.   The Masque of the Red Death 00:07:22
10.   'But in spite of these things' 00:05:23
11.   'When the eyes of Prince Prospero' 00:04:06

Disc 2

1.   Ligeia 00:08:42
2.   'There is no point' 00:05:33
3.   'How poignant then' 00:06:59
4.   'She died' 00:08:11
5.   'About the commencement' 00:06:12
6.   'It might have been midnight' 00:08:56
  The Raven
7.   The Raven 00:09:47
  The Cask of Amontillado
8.   The Cask of Amontillado 00:04:40
9.   'There were no attendants' 00:05:30
10.   'At the most remote end' 00:07:13

Disc 3

  The Fall of the House of Usher
1.   The Fall of the House of Usher 00:07:38
2.   'Shaking off from my spirit' 00:05:43
3.   'In the manner of my friend' 00:07:14
4.   "I shall ever bear about me' 00:06:04
5.   'I well remember' 00:07:00
6.   'And now some days' 00:04:08
7.   'The impetuous fury' 00:05:56
8.   'Oppressed as I certainly was' 00:06:32
  The Black Cat
9.   The Black Cat 00:05:16
10.   'One night returning home' 00:05:25
11.   'When I first beheld' 00:06:58
12.   'And now was I indeed wretched' 00:04:49
13.   'My next step' 00:05:20

Disc 4

  The Premature Burial
1.   The Premature Burial 00:06:35
2.   'In the year 1810' 00:06:25
3.   'The mention of the galvanic battery' 00:05:59
4.   'For several years' 00:05:29
5.   'From the innumerable images' 00:06:07
6.   'There arrived an epoch' 00:03:48
7.   'And now, amid all my infinite' 00:05:47
  The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar
8.   The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar 00:07:40
9.   'When they had gone' 00:09:45
10.   'I now feel that I have reached' 00:04:44
11.   'From this period' 00:03:43

Total Playing Time: 04:51:07

Poe, Edgar Allan

Roberts, William

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Classic Fiction

Period: Romantic

Catalogue No: NA428312

Barcode: 9789626342831

Physical Release: 02/2003

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