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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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Jennifer's Books
Jennifer's Books rated it 3 weeks 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 7 months 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...
Ani's Book Abyss
Ani's Book Abyss rated it 8 months ago
The Murders in the Rue Morgue by Edgar Allan Poe C. Auguste Dupin, #1 (short story) **I read this short story as part of a collection, The Essential Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe, that I picked up at a library sale months ago. I'm kind of glad that I remembered I had it, because I couldn't...
MadgeWhitlin
MadgeWhitlin rated it 9 months ago
I haven't read this one since high school, or maybe even earlier, and had forgotten exactly what it was about. I remembered the running part, and the murder confession, but that was all. I actually don't particularly love the verbose introductory...essay? But, after getting to the meat of the story,...
MadgeWhitlin
MadgeWhitlin rated it 9 months ago
I'm pretty sure I (somehow) had never even heard of this Poe story before now. (Which is weird because I have no less than 4 complete works plus at least one smaller volume of stories.) This gave me serious Fight Club vibes, but in a creepier way. I liked it. It also kept making me think of Jiminy C...
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