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September 21st 2019: "The Oblong Box" by Edgar Allen Poe


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Please join us for our next chat in  #readers_corner at 8:30 P.M. (EDST) September 21, 2019 -- 00:30  A.M. (GMT) September 22nd -- for a discussion of "The Oblong Box" by Edgar Allen Poe.  We have discussed many of Poe's stories, and we have always found them interesting.

Poe ( 1809 to 1849 ) was a prolific writer of short stories, poetry, and essays, and is considered to be the father of the detective story and was credited by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle as having provided the inspiration for the Sherlock Holmes character.  Since his early death, Poe has grown into what amounts to a cult phenomena, with many of his tales being used as the basis for horror movies and television shows. 

"The Oblong Box" tells the tale of some strange passengers on an ill fated voyage from South Carolina to New York by sailing ship.  The story is available on line at: s web site at: http://www.free-short-stories.org.uk/edgar-allen-poe-the-oblong-box.htm

Meeting Place:  #Readers_Corner 

     Webchat: http://koach.com/chatlogin.php?chan=readers_corner

     mIRC Users:  /server -m chat3.koach.com:6667 -j #readers_corner

I hope to see you all at our chat.  Don't forget to bring a friend.

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