William Wilson by Edgar Allan Poe audiobook

William Wilson

By Edgar Allan Poe
Read by Larry G. Jones

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0.92 Hours Unabridged
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    ISBN: 9781982778132

‘William Wilson’ is an 1839 short story by Edgar Allan Poe, set in London. The author explores the theme of the evil twin, as a precursor to later tales like ‘Markheim’ by Robert Louis Stevenson and Oscar Wilde’s ‘The Picture of Dorian Gray.’ The protagonist, whose real name isn’t exactly William Wilson, denounces his past while denying full responsibility for his actions. It all started at school when a boy with that name and the same birthday appeared in his life. The more the narrator sees of the other William Wilson, the more he dislikes him, particularly due to the other’s derogatory manner. Always pursued and haunted by the other William, the narrator finally kills him, and then too late, realizes something …

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‘William Wilson’ is an 1839 short story by Edgar Allan Poe, set in London. The author explores the theme of the evil twin, as a precursor to later tales like ‘Markheim’ by Robert Louis Stevenson and Oscar Wilde’s ‘The Picture of Dorian Gray.’ The protagonist, whose real name isn’t exactly William Wilson, denounces his past while denying full responsibility for his actions. It all started at school when a boy with that name and the same birthday appeared in his life. The more the narrator sees of the other William Wilson, the more he dislikes him, particularly due to the other’s derogatory manner. Always pursued and haunted by the other William, the narrator finally kills him, and then too late, realizes something …

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Author Bio: Edgar Allan Poe

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: 0.92
Audience: Adult
Language: English