Sprung from the shadowed recesses of Edgar Allan Poe’s imagination, these nineteen tales of mystery and the macabre testify to the brilliance of their author’s dark genius. Included are such enduring classics as "The Tell-Tale Heart," "The Fall; of the House of Usher," "The Black Cat," "The Masque of the Red Death," and "The Cask of Amontillado." Each story is colorfully illustrated by the classic artwork of Harry Clarke, in whom Poe found one of his most sensitive and sympathetic interpreters.
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Creator of the modern detective story, innovative architect of the horror genre, and a poet of extraordinary musicality, Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) remains one of America’s most popular and influential writers. His books of collected tales and poems brim with psychological depth, almost painful intensity, and unexpected — and surprisingly modern — flashes of dark humor and irony.