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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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Birth date: January 19, 1809
Died: October 07, 1849
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Lora Hates Spam
Lora Hates Spam rated it 2 weeks 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...
Url Phantomhive
Url Phantomhive rated it 4 months ago
This was my first time reading Edgar Allan Poe, I know it is a shame. I'd been planning to read some of his works for a while though, ever after I read Ray Bradbury's story Usher II in the collection The Illustrated Man. Luckily, this short collection contained two of the stories that were very impo...
Sheila's Reads
Sheila's Reads rated it 4 months ago
Classic love poems you read in high school from Barrett-Browning, Browning, Poe, Emerson, Marlowe, Shakespeare, and others beautifully read by Richard Armitage. I enjoyed hearing the poems read aloud. I remembered them all from school.
Lucy Goodfellow Reviews
Lucy Goodfellow Reviews rated it 1 year ago
ARC received from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. An excellent way to introduce new readers to the tales of a classic horror writer.This collection adapts the main works of Poe faithfully with excellent storytelling and competent narrative skills. Although the art, in general, was st...
Lucy Goodfellow Reviews
Lucy Goodfellow Reviews rated it 1 year ago
ARC received from the publisher in exchange for honest review. An excellent way to introduce new readers to the tales of a classic horror writer.This collection adapts the main works of Poe faithfully with excellent storytelling and competent narrative skills. Although, the art in general was stunni...
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