Christopher Lee Reads Edgar Allan Poe ‎– Tales Of Horror

Listen For Pleasure ‎– 7039
2 × Cassette, Mono


A The Fall Of The House Of Usher
B1 The Fall Of The House Of Usher (Conclusion)
B2 The Black Cat
C The Pit And The Pendulum
D1 The Pit And The Pendulum (Conclusion)
D2 The Cask Of Amontillado

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Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (ISBN): 0-88646-026-3.
  • Barcode (ISBN (packed)): 0886460263
  • Other (USA Patent No.): 4141446


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November 25, 2009
edited over 7 years ago

Christopher Lee is known for his gentlemanly depictions of the macabre in the movies. On this tape, his acumen as a speaker makes one wonder why some of his movie characterizations were of quiet types. The unerring and evocative reading herein makes more suspenseful drama than the screen adaptation(s) of <i>The Pit and The Pendulum</i> do. Here, Lee takes us inside the psyche of Poe's unsettling characters for a first hand personal experience of the tortures and woes reported. In such a first person account of the stories of Poe, one can immediately regard Lee's skill as a storyteller as fantastic. Many elements of suspense, trepidation, genius, and personality are inflected well into Poe's protagonists by Lee. These recordings are well edited and produced, making these stories the perfect companion for a dark night.