Tales of Mystery and Imagination

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This collection of Poe's work contains some of the most exciting and haunting stories ever written. They range from the poetic to the mysterious to the darkly comic, yet all possess the genius for the grotesque that defines Poe's writing. They are peopled with neurotics and social outcasts, obsessed with nameless terrors or preoccupied with seemingly unsolvable mysteries. 'The Tell-Tale Heart' and 'The Fall of the House of Usher' are key works in the horror canon, while in the 'The Murders in the Rue Morgue' and 'The Mystery of Marie Roget' we find the origins of modern detective fiction. Collectively, these tales represent the best of Edgar Allan Poe's prose work before his premature death in 1849.

This Macmillan Collector's Library edition features an afterword by Jonty Claypole.

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About Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe was born in Boston in 1809. His parents, both touring actors, died before he was three. He was raised by John Allan, a prosperous Virginian merchant. Poe published his first volume of poetry while still a teenager. He worked as an editor for magazines in Philadelphia, Richmond and New York, and achieved respect as a literary critic. In 1836, he married his thirteen year-old cousin. It was only with the publication of The Raven and other Poems in 1845 that he achieved national fame as a writer. Poe died in mysterious circumstances in 1849.

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London: An Illustrated Literary Companion
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Anna Karenina
Anna Karenina
Little Women
Little Women
It Shouldn't Happen to a Vet
It Shouldn't Happen to a Vet
Complete Ghost Stories
Complete Ghost Stories
Frankenstein
Frankenstein
The Secret Garden
The Secret Garden
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
Crime and Punishment
Crime and Punishment
The War of the Worlds
The War of the Worlds
The Time Machine
The Time Machine
The House of Mirth
The House of Mirth
Tales and Poems
Tales and Poems
Walden
Walden
Dubliners
Dubliners
The Phantom of the Opera
The Phantom of the Opera
Moby-Dick
Moby-Dick
Best Fairy Stories of the World
Best Fairy Stories of the World
Irish Ghost Stories
Irish Ghost Stories
Best Fairy Tales
Best Fairy Tales
Grimms' Fairy Tales
Grimms' Fairy Tales
The Way Through the Woods
The Way Through the Woods
The Little Prince
The Little Prince
Alice in Wonderland Everlasting Diary
Alice in Wonderland Everlasting Diary
Peter Pan
Peter Pan
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass
Sanditon, Lady Susan, & The History of England
Sanditon, Lady Susan, & The History of England
The Prophet
The Prophet
Collected Poems
Collected Poems
Persuasion
Persuasion
Mansfield Park
Mansfield Park
Northanger Abbey
Northanger Abbey
My Family and Other Animals
My Family and Other Animals
Emma
Emma
Pride and Prejudice
Pride and Prejudice
Sense and Sensibility
Sense and Sensibility
Dracula
Dracula
Classic Locked Room Mysteries
Classic Locked Room Mysteries
The Water-Babies
The Water-Babies
Doctor Thorne
Doctor Thorne
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass
A Farewell To Arms
A Farewell To Arms
For Whom the Bell Tolls
For Whom the Bell Tolls
The Hunchback of Notre-Dame
The Hunchback of Notre-Dame
The Rime of the Ancient Mariner
The Rime of the Ancient Mariner
Sherlock Holmes Everlasting Diary
Sherlock Holmes Everlasting Diary
Heidi
Heidi
Journey to the Centre of the Earth
Journey to the Centre of the Earth
Our Man in Havana
Our Man in Havana

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