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Gone With The Wind - listen book free online
'Gone with the Wind' by Margaret Mitchel has already become a classics of American literature], though it was published not so long ago. In 1936. Let us try to understand, what makes this otherwise ordinary love story such an epic novel. First of all, these are the characters. Each of them has a strong personality with many contradictions. Scarlett O'Hara is spoilt and obsolete, yet strong and bra... Read More
Forrest Gump - listen book free online

Winston Francis Groom is an American novelist and non-fiction writer. He is known for writing Forrest Gump, which was adapted into a film by Robert Zemeckis in 1994. He has also written numerous non-fiction works, on diverse subjects including the American Civil War and World War I. In 1985, Groom moved back to Mobile, Alabama, where he began to work on the novel Forrest Gump. Forrest Gump was... Read More

Watership Down - listen book free online

Watership Down is a survival and adventure novel by English author Richard Adams. He studied modern history at university before serving in the British Army during World War II. Afterwards, he completed his studies, and then joined the British Civil Service. In 1974, two years after Watership Down was published, Adams became a full-time author. In the Sandleford warren, Fiver, a young runt rabb... Read More

William Wilson - listen book free online

William Wilson is a short story by Edgar Allan Poe, first published in 1839, with a setting inspired by Poe's formative years on the outskirts of London. The narrator tells us that although the path to evil is commonly assumed to be a slippery slope, for him it was more of a steep and rapid decline – very suddenly, he found himself capable of acts of extreme depravity. This narrator – who assum... Read More

Von Kempelen and His Discovery - listen book free online

Edgar Allan Poe was born on January 19, 1809, in Boston, Massachusetts. He was an American author, poet, editor, and literary critic considered part of the American Romantic Movement. Poe is famous for his tales of mystery and the macabre. He was one of the earliest American practitioners of the short story and is generally considered the inventor of the detective fiction genre. In this sentenc... Read More

The Sphinx - listen book free online

Edgar Allan Poe was an American writer, editor, and literary critic. Poe is best known for his poetry and short stories, particularly his tales of mystery and the macabre. Just as the bizarre characters in Poe’s stories have captured the public imagination, so too has Poe himself. He is often seen as a morbid, mysterious figure lurking in the shadows of moonlit cemeteries or crumbling castles.... Read More

The Purloined Letter - listen book free online

The Purloined Letter is a short story by American author Edgar Allan Poe. It is the third of his three detective stories featuring the fictional C. Auguste Dupin, the other two being "The Murders in the Rue Morgue" and "The Mystery of Marie Rogêt". The narrator and his friend, C. Auguste Dupin are smoking together one autumn evening in Paris, when the door to Dupin’s room opens and a French pol... Read More

The Island of the Fay - listen book free online

On January 19, 1809, Edgar Allan Poe was born in Boston, Massachusetts. Poe's father and mother, both professional actors, died before the poet was three years old, and John and Frances Allan raised him as a foster child in Richmond, Virginia. John Allan, a prosperous tobacco exporter, sent Poe to the best boarding schools and later to the University of Virginia, where Poe excelled academically... Read More

Shadow, a Parable - listen book free online

The name Poe brings to mind images of murderers and madmen, premature burials, and mysterious women who return from the dead. His works have been in print since 1827 and include such literary classics as “The Tell-Tale Heart,” “The Raven,” and “The Fall of the House of Usher.” This versatile writer’s oeuvre includes short stories, poetry, a novel, a textbook, a book of scientific theory, and hu... Read More

Oblong Box - listen book free online

The Oblong Box is a short story by Edgar Allan Poe, first published in 1844, about a sea voyage and a mysterious box. The narrator begins with booking passage on a ship to travel from Charleston, S.C. to New York. He soon finds that an artist friend, Mr Cornelius Wyatt, along with Wyatt's wife and two sisters, will be on the same ship. Our narrator reports that there are three rooms booked for... Read More

Never Bet the Devil Your Head - listen book free online

Never Bet the Devil Your Head, often subtitled "A Tale with a Moral", is a short story by American author Edgar Allan Poe, first published in 1841. The satirical tale pokes fun at the notion that all literature should have a moral and spoofs transcendentalism. At the beginning of this tale, the narrator warns his friend, about the consequences of foolish bets. Toby Dammit was a man who was very... Read More

Mystery of Marie Rogêt - listen book free online

The Mystery of Marie Rogêt often subtitled A Sequel to "The Murders in the Rue Morgue", is a short story by Edgar Allan Poe written in 1842. Although it also focuses on Dupin’s solving of crime primarily from newspaper reports, is actually based on the murder of a young girl, Mary Cecilia Rogers, near New York City. Because the crime had not been solved when Poe wrote the story, he made use of... Read More

Metzengerstein - listen book free online

Metzengerstein: A Tale in Imitation of the German was the first short story by American writer and poet Edgar Allan Poe to see print. It was first published in the pages of Philadelphia's Saturday Courier magazine, in 1832. Metzengerstein follows many conventions of Gothic fiction and, to some, exaggerates those conventions. There was a time long ago when some Hungarians believed that the soul... Read More

Loss of Breath - listen book free online

Loss of Breath, also known as Loss of Breath: A Tale Neither In Nor Out of 'Blackwood, is an American tale written by Edgar Allan Poe and signed under the pseudonym "Littleton Barry" when published. Inspired by the rapid scientific developments during the nineteenth century and pre-war period, Poe and other writers commonly expressed their ideas and perspective about the newfound medical cultur... Read More

King Pest - listen book free online

Edgar Allan Poe was an American writer, editor, and literary critic. Poe is best known for his poetry and short stories, particularly his tales of mystery and the macabre. He is widely regarded as a central figure of Romanticism in the United States and of American literature as a whole, and he was one of the country's earliest practitioners of the short story. He is generally considered the in... Read More

Hop-Frog - listen book free online

Hop-Frog is a short story by American writer Edgar Allan Poe, first published in 1849. The title character, a person with dwarfism taken from his homeland, becomes the jester of a king particularly fond of practical jokes. It is about a king and his 7 advisers who enjoy practical jokes.  They have enslaved two dwarfs.  One is a male whom they call Hop-Frog and the other is a female who they hav... Read More

Four Beasts in One: The Homo-Cameleopard - listen book free online

Edgar Allan Poe was an American short-story writer, poet, critic, and editor who is famous for his cultivation of mystery and the macabre. His tale The Murders in the Rue Morgue initiated the modern detective story, and the atmosphere in his tales of horror is unrivalled in American fiction. His The Raven numbers among the best-known poems in the national literature. Poe was the son of the Engl... Read More

The Unparalleled Adventure of One Hans Pfaall - listen book free online

Edgar Allan Poe self-published his first book, Tamerlane and Other Poems, in 1827. His second poetry collection, Al Aaraaf, Tamerlane, and Minor Poems, was published in 1829. As a critic at the Southern Literary Messenger in Richmond from 1835 to 1837, Poe published some of his own works in the magazine, including two parts of his only novel, The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym. The Unparalleled... Read More

Assignation - listen book free online

As early as the age of thirteen, Edgar Allan Poe had written enough poetry to compile a book. In 1820, he returned to Richmond and got accepted by The University of Virginia. There he found himself attracted towards Latin and poetry. His attachment with the university, however, was short-lived as he had to leave on account of financial issues. In Assignation, an unnamed narrator travels in a go... Read More

A Descent into the Maelström - listen book free online

A Descent into the Maelström is an 1841 short story by Edgar Allan Poe. In this tale of terror, Poe reveals the macabre nature of the ocean and its unforgiving and enormous power. The narrator's guide shares his feat of escaping a whirlpool that nothing else has ever survived. A Descent into the Maelstrom is a story of fear and terror written by Edgar Allan Poe. In this piece, the narrator and... Read More