The Essential Edgar Allan Poe

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The Essential Edgar Allan Poe

Catalogue No:

NA692112

Discs:

6

Release date:

1st Dec 2008

Barcode:

9789626349212

Length:

7 hours 29 minutes

Medium:

CD (download also available)
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The Essential Edgar Allan Poe


Tamerlane

Dreams

Spirits of the Dead

A Dream

The Lake

The bowers whereat, in dreams I see

Fairy-Land

To Helen

Israfel

Lenore

Sonnet: To Zante

The Haunted Palace

Sonnet: Silence

The Conqueror Worm

Dream-Land

Eulalie

The Raven

(Not long ago, the writer of these lines …)

Ulalume: A Ballad

The Bells

A Dream Within a Dream

For Annie

To My Mother

Annabel Lee


Read by Kerry Shale, John Chancer and William Roberts

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Released to coincide with the two-hundredth anniversary of the author’s birth in January 1809, this selection of well-loved chilling tales from the master of the supernatural is a perfect Christmas gift. The short stories include The Murders in the Rue Morgue, The Pit and the Pendulum, The Tell-Tale Heart, The Masque of the Red Death, and The Fall of the House of Usher. This release also features additional poetry by Poe and a new biography especially written for Naxos AudioBooks by Roy McMillan.

Edgar Allan Poe: The Murders in the Rue Morgue (Unabridged)

The Murders in the Rue Morgue

Residing in Paris during the spring…

We were strolling one night…

Not long after this…

The next day's paper…

Four of the above named witnesses…

This is one of those miserable thoroughfares…

'I am now awaiting,' continued he…

'Let us now transport ourselves…'

'The next question…'

At these words…

I felt a creeping of the flesh…

The front door of the house…

What he stated was, in substance, this…

Edgar Allan Poe: The Pit and the Pendulum (Unabridged)

The Pit and the Pendulum

So far I had not opened my eyes…

In the confusion attending my fall…

I could no longer doubt the doom…

Scarcely had I dropped my head…

Edgar Allan Poe: The Tell-Tale Heart (Unabridged)

The Tell-Tale Heart

I kept quite still and said nothing…

If still you think me mad…

Edgar Allan Poe: The Fall of the House of Usher (Unabridged)

The Fall of the House of Usher

Shaking off from my spirit…

In the manner of my friend…

I shall ever bear about me…

I well remember…

And now some days…

The impetuous fury…

Oppressed, as I certainly was…

Edgar Allan Poe: The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar (Unabridged)

The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar

When they had gone…

I now feel that I have reached…

From this period…

Edgar Allan Poe: The Premature Burial (Unabridged)

The Premature Burial

In the year 1810…

The mention of the galvanic battery…

For several years…

From the innumerable images…

They arrived an epoch…

And now, amid all my infinite…

Edgar Allan Poe: The Cask of Amontillado (Unabridged)

The Cask of Amontillado

There were no attendants…

At the most remote end…

Edgar Allan Poe: The Masque of the Red Death (Unabridged)

The Masque of the Red Death

But in spite of these things…

When the eyes of Prince Prospero…

Edgar Allan Poe: Tamerlane (Unabridged)

Tamerlane

Edgar Allan Poe: Dreams (Unabridged)

Dreams

Edgar Allan Poe: Spirits of the dead (Unabridged)

Spirits of the dead

Edgar Allan Poe: A dream (Unabridged)

A dream

Edgar Allan Poe: The Lake

The Lake

Edgar Allan Poe: The bowers whereat, in dreams I see…

The bowers whereat, in dreams I see…

Edgar Allan Poe: Fairy-Land (Unabridged)

Fairy-Land

Edgar Allan Poe: To Helen (Unabridged)

To Helen

Edgar Allan Poe: Israfel (Unabridged)

Israfel

Edgar Allan Poe: Lenore (Unabridged)

Lenore

Edgar Allan Poe: Sonnets: To Zante

Sonnet: To Zante

Edgar Allan Poe: Sonnet: The Haunted Palace

Sonnet: The Haunted Palace

Edgar Allan Poe: Sonnet: Silence (Unabridged)

Sonnet: Silence

Edgar Allan Poe: The conqueror worm (Unabridged)

The conqueror worm

Edgar Allan Poe: Dreamland (Unabridged)

Dreamland

Edgar Allan Poe: Eulalie (Unabridged)

Eulalie

Edgar Allan Poe: The Raven (Unabridged)

The Raven

Edgar Allan Poe: Not long ago, the writer of these lines… (Unabridged)

Not long ago, the writer of these lines…

Edgar Allan Poe: Ulalume (Unabridged)

Ulalume

Edgar Allan Poe: The Bells (Unabridged)

The Bells

Edgar Allan Poe: A dream within a dream (Unabridged)

A dream within a dream

Edgar Allan Poe: For Annie (Unabridged)

For Annie

Edgar Allan Poe: To my mother (Unabridged)

To my mother

Edgar Allan Poe: Annabel Lee (Unabridged)

Annabel Lee

Roy McMillan: Edgar Allan Poe: A Biography (Unabridged)

Edgar Allan Poe: A Biography

Edgar Poe was born on 19 January 1809…

Edgar Poe was a good student…

By the end of 1828…

The years between 1831 and 1835…

Poe is hardly known for his journalism…

The family moved to New York…

Once Virginia had started to display…

Whatever the truth…

This tangle of emotional attachments…

Later, while still in what can only…

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“Chancer provides a simple yet engaging reading of Poe’s biography. Suitably macabre mood music marks transitions between the selections.”

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