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Edgar Allan Poe Collection

Macabre Tales from the Spookiest Favorite American Author

23 old time radio show recordings
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Horrific, Macabre Tales (Broadcast in 1940s and 1950s)

Edgar Allan PoeEdgar Allan Poe was known as a writer of poetry, short stories, and criticism, though he was known best for his macabre tales. Poe was born in 1809 in Boston, Massachusetts to two Scotch Irish actors. Each died before young Edgar reached the age of three. He was then taken into the home of a tobacco merchant. After attending school and amassing large gambling debts, Edgar had a falling out with his foster father. Unable to pay his debts and penniless, he joined the army, reached the rank of sergeant, and was discharged - all by the age of 20. While in the army, he wrote and published his first book, Tamerlane and Other Poems, which he authored anonymously as being "by a Bostonian.

Edgar grieved deeply from his foster mother's death. After another falling out with his foster father, Edgar went to live with his widowed aunt and her daughter, Virginia. At 27, Edgar fell in love with lovely first cousin Virginia, age 13. He began writing fiction to support them. In 1839, at the age of 30, Poe published some of his most popular works in the two volume collection, Tales of the Grotesque and Arabesque. His grief flowed again when young Virginia broke a blood vessel during a particularly intense evening of singing and playing the piano. Edgar Allan PoeThe girl had contracted tuberculosis, then known as consumption. During Virginia's illness, Edgar continued writing and working as an editor.

After Virginia's death, Edgar found new love with the poet, Sarah Helen Whitman. Her mother disapproved and their engagement was broken, possibly due to Edgar's wild drinking and unusual behavior. At the age of 40, Poe suffered an unusual death where he was found on a Baltimore street in someone else's clothing. The papers reported his death as due to a "constricted brain, although there are more recent rumors of him dying from rabies.

This collection includes some of Poe's most famous writings, such as The Telltale Heart, MS Found in a Bottle, Cask of Amontillado, and The Fall of the House of Usher. These macabre tales appeared on some of the most suspenseful and best horror old time radio shows of all time, including Black Mass, Weird Circle, and Escape. So prepare yourself for bone chills, because Edgar Allan Poe's hair raisers have made it to the radio!

See also: HP Lovecraft Collection.

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    23 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00
    total playtime 10 hours, 38 min
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      23 shows - total playtime 10 hours 38 minutes
      1. EAP Black Mass The Man In The Crowdm.s. Found In A Bottle.mp3
      2. EAP Black Mass A Predicament The Telltale Heart.mp3
      3. EAP CBSRW 570728 76 Never Bet the Devil Your Head.mp3
      4. EAP EAP The Imp of the Perverse read by Vincent Price.mp3
      5. EAP Escape 471022 011 The Fall Of The House Of Usher.mp3
      6. EAP Hall Fantasy 530119 003The Cask Of Amontillado.mp3
      7. EAP Hall Fantasy 530601 The TellTale Heart.mp3
      8. EAP MT 460823 312 [MST] Two Stories.mp3
      9. EAP Mystery in the Air 470918 e7 The Black Cat.mp3
      10. EAP NBC Short Story Cask Of Amontiago.mp3
      11. EAP NBC Short Story Tales Of Edgar Allan Poe.mp3
      12. EAP NBC Short Story The TellTale Heart.mp3
      13. EAP NBCUT 480917 008 Purloined Letter.mp3
      14. EAP SUSP 430112 024 The Pit and the Pendulum.mp3
      15. EAP SUSP 531214 530 The Mystery of Marie Roget.mp3
      16. EAP Weird Circle e01 Fall Of House Of Usher.mp3
      17. EAP Weird Circle e04 Narrative Of A. Gordon Pym.mp3
      18. EAP Weird Circle e10 William Wilson.mp3
      19. EAP Weird Circle e19 Murders In Rue Morgue.mp3
      20. EAP Weird Circle e23 Tell-Tale Heart.mp3
      21. EAP Weird Circle e33 Cask Of Amontillado.mp3
      22. EAP Weird Circle e64 Oblong Box.mp3
      23. EAP Weird Circle e71 Case Of Monsieur Valdemar.mp3
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    23 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
    total playtime 10 hours, 38 min
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      23 shows - total playtime 10 hours 38 minutes
      1. EAP Black Mass The Man In The Crowdm.s. Found In A Bottle.mp3
      2. EAP Black Mass A Predicament The Telltale Heart.mp3
      3. EAP CBSRW 570728 76 Never Bet the Devil Your Head.mp3
      4. EAP EAP The Imp of the Perverse read by Vincent Price.mp3
      5. EAP Escape 471022 011 The Fall Of The House Of Usher.mp3
      6. EAP Hall Fantasy 530119 003The Cask Of Amontillado.mp3
      7. EAP Hall Fantasy 530601 The TellTale Heart.mp3
      8. EAP MT 460823 312 [MST] Two Stories.mp3
      9. EAP Mystery in the Air 470918 e7 The Black Cat.mp3
      10. EAP NBC Short Story Cask Of Amontiago.mp3
      11. EAP NBC Short Story Tales Of Edgar Allan Poe.mp3
      12. EAP NBC Short Story The TellTale Heart.mp3
      13. EAP NBCUT 480917 008 Purloined Letter.mp3
      14. EAP SUSP 430112 024 The Pit and the Pendulum.mp3
      15. EAP SUSP 531214 530 The Mystery of Marie Roget.mp3
      16. EAP Weird Circle e01 Fall Of House Of Usher.mp3
      17. EAP Weird Circle e04 Narrative Of A. Gordon Pym.mp3
      18. EAP Weird Circle e10 William Wilson.mp3
      19. EAP Weird Circle e19 Murders In Rue Morgue.mp3
      20. EAP Weird Circle e23 Tell-Tale Heart.mp3
      21. EAP Weird Circle e33 Cask Of Amontillado.mp3
      22. EAP Weird Circle e64 Oblong Box.mp3
      23. EAP Weird Circle e71 Case Of Monsieur Valdemar.mp3
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    23 recordings on 12 Audio CDs
    total playtime 10 hours, 38 min

    Disc A001

    1. EAP Black Mass The Man In The Crowdm.s. Found In A Bottle
    2. EAP Black Mass A Predicament The Telltale Heart

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    Disc A002

    1. EAP EAP The Imp of the Perverse read by Vincent Price
    2. EAP NBC Short Story Cask Of Amontiago

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    Disc A003

    1. EAP NBC Short Story Tales Of Edgar Allan Poe

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    Disc A004

    1. EAP NBC Short Story The TellTale Heart
    2. EAP Weird Circle e01 Fall Of House Of Usher

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    Disc A005

    1. EAP Weird Circle e04 Narrative Of A. Gordon Pym
    2. EAP Weird Circle e10 William Wilson

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    Disc A006

    1. EAP Weird Circle e19 Murders In Rue Morgue
    2. EAP Weird Circle e23 Tell-Tale Heart

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    Disc A007

    1. EAP Weird Circle e33 Cask Of Amontillado
    2. EAP Weird Circle e64 Oblong Box

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    Disc A008

    1. EAP Weird Circle e71 Case Of Monsieur Valdemar
    2. EAP SUSP 430112 024 The Pit and the Pendulum

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    Disc A009

    1. EAP MT 460823 312 [MST] Two Stories
    2. EAP Mystery in the Air 470918 e7 The Black Cat

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    Disc A010

    1. EAP Escape 471022 011 The Fall Of The House Of Usher
    2. EAP NBCUT 480917 008 Purloined Letter

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    Disc A011

    1. EAP Hall Fantasy 530119 003The Cask Of Amontillado
    2. EAP Hall Fantasy 530601 The TellTale Heart

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    Disc A012

    1. EAP SUSP 531214 530 The Mystery of Marie Roget
    2. EAP CBSRW 570728 76 Never Bet the Devil Your Head

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