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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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Mary's Books
Mary's Books rated it 1 month ago
I am rereading this story as well. I read this over the summer in high school because I was interested in other Poe stories and whenever possible I tried to watch Vincent Price in Poe made movies. I have just finished rereading this after reading "The Bone Garden" by Tess Gerritsen and many thing...
Tami
Tami rated it 4 months ago
An interesting short novella from Edgar Allen Poe. While reading it I realized I must have read it before, as I started to guess the solution and that is truly impossible without knowing it. What I mean by this is, that the solution is precluded by hints and enough different facts to give the impr...
Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it 4 months ago
Ah, Richard Armitage reading love poetry, what more do you want? Well, keep your x-rated comments to yourself.Nice collection. Bonus points for including work from the Bible that was not Song of Songs. Good definition of love.
Obsidian Blue
Obsidian Blue rated it 8 months ago
Man. This was a struggle. The last several hundred pages (400) were just hard. I think at one point I was ready to call for a DNF, but since this is on my horror list read I wanted to finish it. Now I just feel stabby. So Poe did write some great works (The Tell-Tale Heart, The Fall of the House of ...
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books rated it 8 months ago
Changed my mind (yet again) and switched books for my final bingo square, as I'm not sure I'll be in much of a mind to finish my previous choice for "Grave or Graveyard," Umberto Eco's Cemetery of Prague. So I switched to the 2016 BBC audio adaptation of Dracula, starring David Suchet in the title...
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