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Edgar Allan Poe
Author, poet, and literary critic, Edgar Allan Poe is credited with pioneering the short story genre, inventing detective fiction, and contributing to the development of science fiction. However, Poe is best known for his works of the macabre, including such infamous titles as The Raven, The Pit... show more



Author, poet, and literary critic, Edgar Allan Poe is credited with pioneering the short story genre, inventing detective fiction, and contributing to the development of science fiction. However, Poe is best known for his works of the macabre, including such infamous titles as The Raven, The Pit and the Pendulum, The Murders in the Rue Morgue, Lenore, and The Fall of the House of Usher. Part of the American Romantic Movement, Poe was one of the first writers to make his living exclusively through his writing, working for literary journals and becoming known as a literary critic. His works have been widely adapted in film. Edgar Allan Poe died of a mysterious illness in 1849 at the age of 40.

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Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it 2 weeks ago
(Original Review, 1992-12-16)Can a reader in this and age fully appreciate Poe? Maybe the age of the reader is significant - I first encountered Poe over forty decades ago - in the sense that time on the planet, life lived, experiences felt and understood, are part of the maturing process essential ...
Lora's Rants and Reviews
Lora's Rants and Reviews rated it 2 months ago
by Edgar Allen Poe This story is classic Poe and fairly well known, but I'll try to avoid spoilers anyway. It's about a man who has endured constant insults by a man named Fortunado. The Horror aspect is the coldness within which he plans a premeditated murder out of revenge. The two men are ost...
Mary's Books
Mary's Books rated it 4 months ago
I am working on the readings I have assigned to my girls for school this year. I let them make some choices (i.e. author is Edgar Allan Poe - one chose this). I had read this many years ago and I have it as a paperback (included in the complete works) and as a Kindle (again, complete works) and I bo...
Jennifer's Books
Jennifer's Books rated it 6 months ago
Richard Armitage reading classic poetry. I mean, how can you go wrong, right? The only thing that kept it from a 5-star rating was it wasn't long enough to suit me.
YA Fantasy - K.A. Wiggins
YA Fantasy - K.A. Wiggins rated it 1 year ago
Disclaimer: reviewing eARC via NetGalley I've read all of the stories in this volume in the past, but I found it far easier to appreciate them in this format. The language is preserved well, but breaking it up into multiple panels helped me slow down and appreciate the way it builds. In some cases...
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