In ”The System of Doctor Tarr and Pofessor Fether” from the 19th century nothing is quite what it seems. During his tour of southern France, our narrator visits a local mental institution, of which he has heard a great deal. Upon arriving at the institution, which is run by an acquaintance of his travelling companion, the narrator quickly finds that something is off. He learns that the previous system used with the patients is no longer in use and has been replaced with something much more radical. The short story spiced with dark humor by Edgar Allan Poe is brought to us by the voice of B.J. Harrison. It has inspired film versions, such as Stonehearst Asylum (2014) featuring Michael Kaine, based loosely on the story.
B. J. Harrison started his Classic Tales Podcast back in 2007, wanting to breathe new life into classic stories. He masterfully plays with a wide array of voices and accents and has since then produced over 500 audiobooks. Now in collaboration with SAGA Egmont, his engaging narration of these famous classics is available to readers everywhere.
Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) was an American writer, poet, editor and literary critic. He is considered a pioneer in the genres of detective fiction, the macabre and science fiction. His numerous short stories include the likes of ”The Purloined Letter”, and ”The Raven” is one of his best-known poems. Edgar Allan Poe's works have been captured throughout popular culture, including films, such as Histoires extraordinaires from 1968, based on Poe's stories and directed by Federico Fellini.