by Edgar Allan Poe
54 minutes, 13 seconds
Unabridged Horror / Mystery Fiction
“I felt that I breathed an atmosphere of sorrow. An air of stern, deep, and irredeemable gloom hung over and pervaded all…”
Disease (vampirism?) and decay of both man and stone (do they share a soul?) in the master of the macabre’s famous tale. Includes Poe’s poem “The Haunted Palace” with musical accompaniment.
Performed by Alex Wilson.
Originally for sale on April 12, 2006, 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: 1839, 200 cents, 2006 Release, 2011 Release, 20th Century AD, 30-60 minutes, Alex Wilson (reader), Edgar Allan Poe, Fiction, Free, Horror, Mystery, Podcast, Popular Author, SF Story, Speculative, The Longer Stuff, Vampires