9781509826698

Tales of Mystery & Imagination

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    9781509826698

  • ISBN10:

    1509826696

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 10/11/2016
  • Publisher: Macmillan Collector's Library

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Summary

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 insoluble 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 modern detective fiction. Collectively, these tales represent the best of Edgar Allan Poe’s prose work before his premature death in 1849.

With an afterword by Jonty Claypole.

Designed to appeal to the booklover, the Macmillan Collector's Library is a series of beautifully bound gift editions of much loved classic titles. Bound in real cloth, printed on high quality paper, and featuring ribbon markers and gilt edges, Macmillan Collector's Library are books to love and treasure.

Author Biography

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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