Edgar Allan Poe Stories Author:Edgar Allan Poe EDGAR ALLAN POE STORIES — A WRITER'S NAME usually brings to mind a definite place, country or person. Edgar Allan Poe's name evokes no such clear image but rather a mood, a dim unquiet atmosphere of dungeons and dank tombs, of ill-fated beigns, doomed decaying houses and unearthly mysteries. — Poe was our first great writer of spine-chilling, mac... more »abre, and grisly tales-- and he is still the master. He also wrote our first detective and science fiction. Even more than that he was a brilliant critic and remarkable poet.
This volume includes his best stories-- "The Fall of the House of Usher," "The Pit and The Pendulum," "The Purloined Letter," and many others-- with a selection of Poe's choicest poems. In addition, Poe himself is the subject of a fascinating introduction, written especially for this book by Laura Benet, author of "The Young Edgar Allan Poe."« less