Some Words with a Mummy

Poe’s humorous political satire, recounting a bizarre story of a group of academics who unwrap a Mummy late at night and conduct a series of experiments upon the body.

Unexpectedly, the embalmed body wakes up and a most unusual and entertaining conversation ensues, in which the amazing achievements of the ancient Egyptians becomes manifest…and the achievements of modern Americans less so.

Author Biography

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. He was first published in 1827 and then began a career as a magazine writer and editor and a sharp literary critic. In 1845 the publication of his most famous poem, “The Raven,” brought him national fame.

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Reader Biography

Cathy Dobson is the author of Planet Germany and a narrator of audiobooks.

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