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The Pit and the Pendulum

by Edgar Allan Poe Author · David Ian Davies Narrator


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Edgar Allan Poe has thrilled readers with his tales of mystery and terror for decades. "The Pit and the Pendulum" is one of his most famous short works, having been adapted for film several times.

A man stands condemned; his punishment is death. Locked away in a pitch-black cell, he soon discovers a pit in the center of the room, a watery grave at its base. Above him hangs a large, razor-sharp pendulum. Before long the terrors begin, and he must either face the pit or the pendulum.

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Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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Edgar Allan Poe (Author)

Edgar Allan Poe (1809–1848) transformed the American literary landscape with his innovations in the short story genre and his haunting lyrical poetry, and he is credited with inventing American gothic horror and detective fiction. Orphaned at thre...

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