Selected Tales and Poems Author:Edgar Allan Poe Edgar Allan Poe was one of the most original writers in the history of American letters. Best known as a master of psychological horror, he was also a pioneer of science, fiction and the detective story who exerted a great influence on a wide range of authors from Fyodor Dostoevsky to Arthur Conan Doyle to Jules Verne. His work was scorned by hi... more »s American contemporaries as scandalous, and became popular in Europe long before he was appreciated in his own country.
Featuring an introduction by novelist Richard Bausch, this superb selection presents more than three dramatic, evocative hours of poems and stories, including "The Raven," "Annabel Lee," "The Pit and the Pendulum," and "The Fall of the House of Usher."
Richard Bausch is the author of several novels and short story collections, among them The Last Good Time, Rebel Powers, and Rare & Endangered Species.
The Collected Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe is also available from Random House as an unabridged Modern Library book.« less