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The Fall of the House of Usher and Other Selected Stories Edgar Allan Poe

The Fall of the House of Usher and Other Selected Stories By Edgar Allan Poe

The Fall of the House of Usher and Other Selected Stories by Edgar Allan Poe


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The Fall of the House of Usher and Other Selected Stories Summary

The Fall of the House of Usher and Other Selected Stories by Edgar Allan Poe

VINTAGE CLASSICS' AMERICAN GOTHIC SERIES
Spine-tingling, mind-altering and deliciously atmospheric, journey into the dark side of America with nine of its most uncanny classics.

Edgar Allan Poe was a writer of uncommon talent; in The Murders in the Rue Morgue he created the genre of detective fiction while his genius for finding the strangeness lurking within us all has been an influence on everyone from Freud to Hollywood. This complete collection of all his short stories and novellas contains well-known tales 'The Pit and the Pendulum' and 'The Tell-Tale Heart' alongside hidden gems that both unsettle and enthrall the reader.

The Fall of the House of Usher and Other Selected Stories Reviews

Poe's work as a whole is a series of haunting improvisations on themes from the macabre that are hard to categorise, dazzlingly original and posthumously influential on an extraordinary range of writers from Baudelaire and RL Stevenson to Yeats, Wilde and Borges * Observer *
His work continues to enthral. His greatest tales (The Fall of the House of Usher, The Tell-Tale Heart, The Pit and the Pendulum) radiate a dark humour and mockery that strike an oddly modern note * Sunday Times *
If genius is an exceptional capacity for imaginative creation, Poe had it in spades * Daily Mail *
His reputation as a master of the grotesque and macabre has veiled the real cause of his fame: an astonishing mastery of language and literary technique which made Arthur Ransome, himself no mean story technician and a considerable literary critic, liken his stories to rare coloured goblets or fantastic metalwork * Independent *

About Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe was born in Boston, USA, in 1809. Poe, short story writer, editor and critic, he is best known for his macabre tales and as the progenitor of the detective story. He died in 1849, in mysterious circumstances, at the age of forty.

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NGR9781784878511
9781784878511
1784878510
The Fall of the House of Usher and Other Selected Stories by Edgar Allan Poe
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Vintage Publishing
2023-09-07
416
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