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Why should you read Edgar Allan Poe? - Scott Peeples

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The prisoner strapped under a descending pendulum blade. A raven who refuses to leave the narrator’s chamber. A beating heart buried under the floorboards. Poe’s macabre and innovative stories of gothic horror have left a timeless mark on literature. But just what is it that makes Edgar Allan Poe one of the greatest American authors? Scott Peeples investigates.

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Scott Peeples
  • Director Asparuh Petrov
  • Narrator Adrian Dannatt
  • Designer Asparuh Petrov
  • Illustrator Asparuh Petrov
  • Animator Asparuh Petrov
  • Producer Vessela Dantcheva
  • Composer Alexander Daniel, Ivailo Stefanov, Alexander Evtimov
  • Sound Designer Alexander Daniel, Ivailo Stefanov, Alexander Evtimov
  • Content Producer Gerta Xhelo
  • Editorial Producer Alex Rosenthal
  • Associate Producer Bethany Cutmore-Scott, Elizabeth Cox
  • Script Editor Alex Gendler
  • Fact-Checker Francisco Diez

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