The Balloon Hoax was first published in The Sun newspaper in New York in 1844. Originally presented as a true story, it detailed European Monck Mason's trip across the Atlantic Ocean in only three days in a hot air balloon. The story turned out to be a hoax and the paper published a retraction two days later (rumoured to also have been written by Poe himself) admitting the deception.The story ignited a fever of excitement in New York: Poe himself claimed that the Sun building was "besieged" by people wanting copies of the newspaper. "I never witnessed more intense excitement to get possession of a newspaper," he wrote. The furore around the story is a testimony to Poe's ability to build up a narrative with such plausible details, that it appears almost inconceivable that it should not be the truth. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cathy Dobson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/redd/000155/bk_redd_000155_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Travel with Poe across the vast Atlantic, to the wild uncharted regions of the Americas, and even to the moon! Includes: The Unparalleled Adventure Of Hans Pfaal: Details of an unprecedented journey through the Earth's atmosphere and beyond. The Balloon Hoax: The astounding success of the Steering-Balloon Victoria in its passage across the ocean. The Journal Of Julius Rodman: The incredible experiences of the first expedition to ever cross the Rocky Mountains. Also includes: Stonehenge The Island of the Fay Harper's Ferry The Capitol at Washington Morning on the Wissahickon 1. Language: English. Narrator: Christopher Aruffo. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/007711/bk_acx0_007711_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Although Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) is best known today as a master of macabre fiction, his writings cover a wide range of other forms, including poetry, drama, criticism, and historical commentary. The Raven Edition presents his complete literary output in five volumes, the first of which contains three tributes to Poe and eight of his stories. Contents: Critical and biographical essays about Poe "Edgar Allan Poe: An Appreciation" "Edgar Allan Poe: James Russell Lowell" "Edgar Allan Poe: DeathStories" "The Unparalleled Adventures of One Hans Pfaal" "The Gold Bug" "Four Beasts in One" "The Murders in the Rue Morgue" "The Mystery of Marie Roget" "The Balloon Hoax"" "MS. Found in a Bottle" "The Oval Portrait" 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cate Barratt, Denis Daly. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/mike/001740/bk_mike_001740_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
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The balloon boy hoax was an incident that occurred on October 15, 2009, in Fort Collins, Colorado, when the parents of a six-year-old boy, Falcon Heene, falsely claimed that he had floated away in a home-made balloon. The event attracted world-wide attention. At the time, it was reported that Falcon Heene was apparently traveling at altitudes reaching 7,000 feet (2,100 m) in a homemade helium balloon colored and shaped to resemble a silver flying saucer-type of UFO. Falcon was nicknamed "Balloon Boy" by some in the media. After an hours-long flight that covered more than 50 miles (80 km) across three counties, the balloon landed about 12 miles (19 km) northeast of Denver International Airport. Authorities closed down the Denver airport, and sent several National Guard helicopters and local police in pursuit. After the balloon landed, and the boy was found to not be inside, authorities began a manhunt of the entire area, raising fears that he had fallen from the balloon, it was reported that an object had detached from the balloon and fallen to the ground. Later that afternoon the boy was eventually reported to have been hiding at his house the entire time.
'The Fall of the House of Usher' is one of the best known short stories by famous American author, Edgar Allan Poe. Poe cemented the popularity of the short story genre in America with his grim and morbid tales and poems. In this are fifteen of Poe's greatest stories. Included in this volume: 'The 'Tell-Tale Heart', 'The Cask of Amontillado', 'The Pit and the Pendulum', 'The Black Cat', 'The Murders in the Rue Morgue', 'The Purloined Letter', 'Ms. Found in a Bottle', 'The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar', 'The Premature Burial', 'The Masque of Red Death', 'The Balloon Hoax', 'William Wilson', 'The System of Dr. Tarr and Prof. Fether', and last but not least, 'Hop Frog.' BONUS: Poe's most famous poem, 'The Raven.'