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Edgar Allan Poe Resources

Edgar Allan Poe Resources You’ll find the following Edgar Allan Poe resources available on our site. Poetry by Edgar Allan Poe: “Annabel Lee” “The Raven” (read by Christopher Walken) “The Raven” (poem text) Short stories by Edgar Allan Poe: “The … Continue reading

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“The Ransom of Red Chief” Dramatized

O. Henry is the pseudonym of American author William Sydney Porter, who is best known for his funny, warm, short stories with surprise endings. In this 1952 dramatization, you will see O. Henry at his best. The video features “The Ransom of Red … Continue reading

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The Purloined Letter Dramatized

Although suspenseful music accompanies this 1952 dramatization, “The Purloined Letter” by American author Edgar Allan Poe lacks the element of horror found in most of Poe’s other short stories. Instead, this is one of Poe’s tales of ratiocination or reasoning, … Continue reading

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“The Diamond Necklace” Audio

“The Diamond Necklace” (La Parure) is a short story by French author Guy De Maupassant. It was first published in 1884 in the French newspaper, Le Gaulois, and has become one of De Maupassant’s most popular tales. If you would … Continue reading

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Three Questions by Leo Tolstoy

Three Questions by Leo Tolstoy (scroll down to listen to the audio version). It once occurred to a certain king, that if he always knew the right time to begin everything; if he knew who were the right people to … Continue reading

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Sir Agravaine by P G Wodehouse

Sir Agravaine by P G Wodehouse A Tale of King Arthur’s Round Table Some time ago, when spending a delightful week-end at the ancestral castle of my dear old friend, the Duke of Weatherstonhope (pronounced Wop), I came across an … Continue reading

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In the Year 2889 by Jules Verne

In the Year 2889 By Jules Verne Edited by Blake Linton Editor’s Notes by Blake Linton In 1885, James Gordon Bennett, Jr., owner of the New York Herald (the same man who sent Stanley to Africa to find Livingstone) asked … Continue reading

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The Purloined Letter by Edgar Allan Poe

The Purloined Letter by Edgar Allan Poe NOTE: If you would like to view a dramatized version of the story, a 1952 video version of “The Purloined Letter” can be found at e1-resources/the-purloined-letter-dramatized. Poe has a prodigious vocabulary, so be sure … Continue reading

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The Ransom of Red Chief by O. Henry

The Ransom of Red Chief by O. Henry NOTE: If you would like to view a dramatized version of the story, a 1952 video version of “The Ransom of Red Chief” can be found at e1-resources/the-ransom-of-red-chief-dramatized. It looked like a good … Continue reading

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The Diamond Necklace by Guy de Maupassant

The Diamond Necklace by Guy de Maupassant Translated by: Albert M. C. McMaster, B.A., A. E. Henderson, B.A., Mme. Quesada and others NOTE: If you would like to listen to the story as you read, an audio version of The Diamond Necklace can … Continue reading

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