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Publisher Description

The Premature Burial is a horror short story on the theme of being buried alive, written by Edgar Allan Poe and published in 1844 in
The Philadelphia Dollar Newspaper. Fear of being buried alive was common in this period and Poe was taking advantage of the public interest.

In The Premature Burial, the first-person unnamed narrator describes his struggle with "attacks of the singular disorder which physicians have agreed to term catalepsy," a condition where he randomly falls into a death-like trance. This leads to his fear of being buried alive ("The true wretchedness," he says, is "to be buried while alive."). He awakens one morning to find his worst fears realized!

GENRE
Classics
NARRATOR
DE
David Ely
LENGTH
00:36
hr min
RELEASED
2008
November 21
PUBLISHER
Jimcin Recordings
PRESENTED BY
Audible.com
LANGUAGE
EN
English
SIZE
29.3
MB

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