Edgar Allan Poetransformed the American literary landscape with his innovations in the short story genre and his haunting lyrical poetry, and he is credited with inventing American gothic horror and detective fiction. Orphaned at three years old, he was first published in 1827 and then began a career as a magazine writer and editor and a sharp literary critic. In 1845 the publication of his most famous poem, "The Raven," brought him national fame.
Stefan Rudnicki, a Grammywinning audiobook producer, has narrated more than one hundred audiobooks. A recipient of multiple AudioFile Earphones Awards, he was awarded the coveted Audie® Award for solo narration in both 2005 and 2007 and was named as one of AudioFile's Best Voices of the Year in 2008.
Bronson Pinchot received his education at Yale University, which filled out what he had already received at his mother's knee in the allimportant areas of Shakespeare, Greek art and architecture, and the Italian Renaissance.He restores Greek Revival buildings and appears in television, film, and on stage whenever the pilasters and entablatures overwhelm him.