Edgar Allan Poe

The Edgar Allen Poe BBC Radio Collection
  • The Edgar Allen Poe BBC Radio Collection

    • Edgar Allan Poe

    • Andrew Scott (Read by)

    • Clarke Peters (Read by)

    • Full Cast (Read by)

    • James Fleet (Read by)

    • Kerry Shale (Read by)

    • Sean Barrett (Read by)

    “I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity”.

    Edgar Allan Poe was one of the most influential American writers of the 19th century and is best known for his fictional Gothic tales. This BBC Radio collection brings together a selection of Poe's celebrated stories, plus programmes about his life and work.

    This collection includes:
    The Pit and the Pendulum
    The Tell-Tale Heart
    The Oblong Box
    The Fall of the House of Usher
    The Masque of the Red Death
    The Raven
    The Gold Bug
    The Murders in the Rue Morgue

    With casts including Sean Barrett, Clarke Peters, James Fleet, Andrew Scott and Kerry Shale.

Edgar Allan Poe was born in Boston, USA, in 1809. Poe, short story writer, editor and critic, he is best known for his macabre tales and as the progenitor of the detective story. He died in 1849, in mysterious circumstances, at the age of forty.