I love this book!! It seems to have everything inside its covers and Id tell anyone who loves Poe to get a copy of this book. It even has some poems from his younger days. So if your a fan of Poe make sure to add this book to your library asap!
"One of the most original American writers, Edgar Allan Poe shaped the development of both the detective story and the science-fiction story. Some of his poems - "The Raven" for example, remain among the most popular in American literature." from the back cover. This edition is the paperback Vintage Pub. 1975 edition (wt aprox 22 oz)
Repetitious. I can see the fright factor for the time period and the fact that Mr. Poe did not publish them all at once, so it would not of been so repetative for the readers. Put all together in one book, not so much. I had higher hopes going into the book from all the other writers referencing his work. I was let down. For example, I found Mr. McCammon's Usher's Passing more frightful, then Mr. Poe's House of Usher. Sad am I.