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Edgar Allan Poe: The Best of His Macabre Tales Complete and Unabridged

Edgar Allan Poe: The Best of His Macabre Tales Complete and Unabridged

Author: Edgar Allan Poe
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Description
Few authors' names conjure up such an air of ghoulish terror as that of Edgar Allan Poe. Although best known for his classic gothic horror tales such as "The Pit and the Pendulum", "The Fall of the House of Usher" or "The Premature Burial", he also wrote mystery thrillers like "The Murders in the Rue Morgue" or "The Mystery of Marie Roget" and curious stories like "The System of Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether". The best of his chilling horror stories and other suspenseful tales - twenty-seven short stories in total - are presented here in one fantastic volume along with the classic poem "The Raven", providing an ideal introduction to this master of the macabre for those unfamiliar with Poe's work, or a welcome return to Poe's dark and mysterious world for committed enthusiasts.
Author description
Edgar Poe was born in Boston Massachusetts in 1809, the son of an actress and an actor. His father left home when he was only a year old and his mother died shortly afterwards, leaving Poe to be adopted by a wealthy Scottish merchant in Richmond, Virginia, named John Allan, from whom Poe took his middle name. Poe dropped out of University and enlisted in the Army, eventually attending West Point and becoming an officer. He then managed to get himself court-martialed, leaving the army to pursue a writing career in 1831.
Table of contents
The Raven (poem); The Gold-Bug; The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar; MS. Found in a Bottle; A Descent into the Maelstrom; The Murders in the Rue Morgue; The Mystery of Marie Roget; The Purloined Letter; The Black Cat; The Fall of the House of Usher; The Pit and the Pendulum; The Premature Burial; The Masque of the Red Death; The Cask of Amontillado; The Imp of the Perverse; The Oval Portrait; The Assignation; The Tell-Tale Heart; The System of Dr Tarr and Professor Fether; The Angel of the Odd; The Man of the Crowd; "Thou Art the Man"; Hop-Frog; Berenice; Ligeia; Morella; Narrative of A. Gordon Pym The Raven (poem); The Gold-Bug; The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar; MS. Found in a Bottle; A Descent into the Maelstrom; The Murders in the Rue Morgue; The Mystery of Marie Roget; The Purloined Letter; The Black Cat; The Fall of the House of Usher; The Pit and the Pendulum; The Premature Burial; The Masque of the Red Death; The Cask of Amontillado; The Imp of the Perverse; The Oval Portrait; The Assignation; The Tell-Tale Heart; The System of Dr Tarr and Professor Fether; The Angel of the Odd; The Man of the Crowd; "Thou Art the Man"; Hop-Frog; Berenice; Ligeia; Morella; Narrative of A. Gordon Pym.
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General Fields

  • : 9781853758850
  • : Carlton Books Ltd
  • : Prion Books Ltd
  • : 0.454
  • : February 2013
  • : 220mm X 172mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Edgar Allan Poe
  • : 656
  • : 813.3
  • : Paperback
  • : line drawings throughout