Short Works - A Season Of Murder, Mystery And Suspense

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0505Edgar Allan Poe - Ms. Found In A Bottle20190401

A storm sweeps the east coast of Java.

In a writing career that spanned barely two decades (he died in his 41st year) the American penned over seventy short stories. These he incessantly revised over the years and many became standards of the short form (like ‘The Fall Of The House of Usher’ or ‘The Pit and the Pendulum’).

But for our five fictional tales, we burrow down amongst Poe’s lesser-known, and often dark, gems.

Reader: Owen Teale
Abridger: Pete Nichols
Producer: Karen Rose

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra by Sweet Talk Productions.

The last of five stories from the incomparable Edgar Allan Poe.

Brief tales of murder, mystery and suspense, adapted especially for BBC Radio 4 Extra.