Tales of Mystery and Imagination

Tales of Mystery and Imagination

by Edgar Allan Poe

Hardback Publication Date: 01/09/2003

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Some of the most exciting and haunting stories ever written are to be found in this collection of Poe's work, ranging from the poetic to the mysterious to the darkly comic, and all with the quality of the grotesque that defined Poe's writing. 'The Tell-Tale Heart' and 'The Fall of the House of Usher' are key works in the horror canon, while in the 'The Murders in the Rue Morgue' and 'The Mystery of Marie Roget' we find the origins of modern detective fiction.With an Afterword by Jonty Claypole.
ISBN:
9781904633136
9781904633136
Category:
Anthologies (non-poetry)
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
01-09-2003
Language:
English
Publisher:
Pan Macmillan
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
456
Dimensions (mm):
157x102x22mm
Weight:
0.25kg
Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) is one of America's greatest and best-loved writers.

Known as the father of the detective story, Poe is perhaps most famous for his short stories particularly his shrewd mysteries and chilling, often grotesque tales of horror he was also an extremely accomplished poet and a tough literary critic.

Poe's life was not far removed from the drama of his fiction. Orphaned at a young age, he was raised by a foster family. As a young man, he developed problems with gambling, debts, and alcohol, and was even dismissed from the army.

His love life was marked by tragedy and heartbreak. Despite these difficulties, Poe produced many works now considered essential to the American literary canon.

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