Tales of Mystery & Imagination

Tales of Mystery & Imagination

by Edgar Allan Poe

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Overview

Horror stories, science fiction, detective stories and satirical sketches –the variety of Poe will chill and delight

Locked doors, sealed cavities, bricked-up alcoves and premature burial close in on Poe's narrators as they , like their victims, are cut off from light, air and human society. Partly, Poe's stories resonate as the disordered chambers' of the narrators' minds but also they suggest archetypal, if extreme psychological states.

yet Poe was an incurable hoaxer, and in telling some wonderful short stories he also told some excessively tall tales.

The most comprehensive paperback edition available, introduction, selected criticism chronology of Poe's life and times.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781838571061
Publisher: Arcturus
Publication date: 09/12/2019
Pages: 384
Product dimensions: 7.70(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.60(d)

About the Author

Edgar Allan Poe was born in Boston in 1809. His parents, both touring actors, died before he was three. He was raised by John Allan, a prosperous Virginian merchant. Poe published his first volume of poetry while still a teenager. He worked as an editor for magazines in Philadelphia, Richmond and New York, and achieved respect as a literary critic. In 1836, he married his thirteen year-old cousin. It was only with the publication of The Raven and other Poems in 1845 that he achieved national fame as a writer. Poe died in mysterious circumstances in 1849.

Table of Contents

The Gold Bug
The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar
MS Found in a Bottle
A Descent into the Maelström
The Murders in the Rue Morgue
The Mystery of Marie Rogêt
The Purloined Letter
The Fall of the House of Usher
The Pit and the Pendulum
The Premature Burial
The Black Cat
The Masque of the Red Death
The Cask of Amontillado
The Oval Portrait
The Oblong Box
The Tell-Tale Heart
Ligeia
Loss of Breath
Shadow - A Parable
Silence - A Fable
The Man of the Crowd
Some Words with a Mummy
Afterword
Biography
Bibliography

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