by Edgar Allan Poe
33 minutes, 22 seconds
Unabridged Horror / Mystery Fiction
“Who has not, a hundred times, found himself committing a vile or a silly action, for no other reason than because he knows he should not? Have we not a perpetual inclination, in the teeth of our best judgment, to violate that which is Law, merely because we understand it to be such?”
Poe’s classic horror tale about intoxication, murder, and a most mysterious cat. Read by Alex Wilson.
Originally for sale on September 20, 2005, and released free with a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial License five years later. See the Mission page for why.
Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) was a master writer of tortured poetry, detective fiction, and now-classic tales of horror.
Alex Wilson is a writer and actor from northern Ohio and now based in Carrboro, North Carolina. His stories and comics have appeared/will appear in Asimov's Science Fiction, The Rambler, Outlaw Territory II (Image Comics), Weird Tales, Futurismic, LCRW and elsewhere. Locus has called him a "promising new writer," and Publishers Weekly also has nice things to say. Website)
Alex has performed lead roles in the North American premiere of (Richard Taylor's musical) Whistle Down the Wind and (Emmy-nominated director Jack Lucido's film) The Third Cord. He has recently appeared in the Deep Dish Theater productions of Hedda Gabler and Moon for the Misbegotten, and recorded narrations for Escape Pod and Night Shade Books. (Acting Resume/Reel) On early Telltale recordings, Alex is sometimes credited as "Alexander Wilson." He founded Telltale in 2004.
Tags: 1843, 19th Century AD, 2005 Release, 2010 Release, 30-60 minutes, Alex Wilson (reader), Edgar Allan Poe, Fantasy, Fiction, Free, Horror, Mystery, Popular Author, SF Story, Short Story, Speculative, The Longer Stuff