Never Bet the Devil your Head

By Edgar Allan Poe
Read by Cathy Dobson

0.43 Hours 11/01/2016 unabridged
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Edgar Allan Poe (1809 – 1849) was an American poet, critic and writer of fiction, and is particularly well known for his morbid and supernatural stories. “Never Bet the Devil your Head” is a tale which reveals Poe’s sense of humour - a gruesome and fantastic humour. It is a witty take on the Faust theme - an anti-hero inadvertently enters into a terrible wager with the devil.

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Edgar Allan Poe (1809 – 1849) was an American poet, critic and writer of fiction, and is particularly well known for his morbid and supernatural stories.

“Never Bet the Devil your Head” is a tale which reveals Poe’s sense of humour - a gruesome and fantastic humour. It is a witty take on the Faust theme - an anti-hero inadvertently enters into a terrible wager with the devil.

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Author Bio: Edgar Allan Poe

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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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Classics
Runtime: 0.43
Audience: Adult
Language: English