This collection of Poe's work contains some of the most exciting and haunting tales ever written. They range from the poetic to the mysterious and the darkly comic, yet all possess the genius of the grotesque that defines Poe's writing. The stories are so alive with compelling mysteries, vibrant images and unforgettably tormented characters, that it is easy to associate Edgar Allan Poe solely with entertainment and forget that he was also one of the greatest innovators in modern literature. This volume contains all of Poe's Tales of Mystery and Imagination and Tales of the Grotesque and Arabesque, and a selection of his poetry.
The book is illustrated by several artists, including Aubrey Beardsley, Gustave Doré and Harry Clarke.