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Edgar Allan Poe - Tales of Mystery & Imagination (2nd Hand Paperback)

£2.45
SKU B000342
Synopsis

This collection of Poe's work contains some of the most exciting and haunting stories ever written. They range from the poetic to the mysterious to the darkly comic, yet all possess the genius for the grotesque that defines Poe's writing.

They are peopled with neurotics and social outcasts, obsessed with nameless terrors or preoccupied with seemingly unsolvable mysteries.

'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.

Collectively, these tales represent the best of Edgar Allan Poe's prose work before his premature death in 1849.

Details
  • Format : Standard 2nd Hand Paperback
  • Condition : Good (Very slight browning of pages only)
  • Category : Fiction - Horror
  • Published : 2008 (Wordsworth Editions)
  • ISBN : 9781840220728
  • SKU : B000342
  • PPC : LL220gm
  • Quantity Available : 1 only.

Note : Cover pic on this edition is an old stately home, not the moonlit scene as illustrated.

External Reviews

"When on song, Poe is a gothic master, and the chilling psychology behind most of these haunting tales adds extra layers to the intrigue and uncertainty, and these layers exemplify Poe's greatest works." - Goodreads Review.

The Author

Edgar Allan Poe was an American writer, poet, editor, and literary critic. Poe is best known for his poetry and short stories, particularly his tales of mystery and the macabre.