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Selected Tales By Edgar Allan Poe

Selected Tales
by Edgar Allan Poe

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Contains a selection of tales including, "The Fall of the House of Usher", "The Masque of the Red Death", "The Murders in the Rue Morgue"; and "The Purloined Letter".
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Selected Tales Summary


Selected Tales by Edgar Allan Poe

Since their first publication in the 1830s and 1840s, Edgar Allan Poe's extraordinary Gothic tales have established themselves as classics of horror fiction and have also created many of the conventions which still dominate the genre of detective fiction. As well as being highly enjoyable, Poe's tales are works of very real intellectual exploration. Attentive to the historical and political dimensions of these very American tales, this new selection places the most popular - "The Fall of the House of Usher", "The Masque of the Red Death", "The Murders in the Rue Morgue"; and "The Purloined Letter" - alongside less well-known travel narratives, metaphysical essays and political satires.

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About Edgar Allan Poe


Edgar Allan Poe (1809 - 49), was born in Boston, USA. He was a short-story writer, editor and literary critic, and is considered part of the American Romantic Movement. Best known for his tales of mystery and the macabre, Poe was one of the earliest American practitioners of the short story and is considered the inventor the detective-fiction genre.

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GOR000444213
Selected Tales by Edgar Allan Poe
Edgar Allan Poe
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
1994-08-25
400
0140621164
9780140621167
N/A
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