Edgar Allan Poe is widely regarded as one of the most influential writers in American literature. His works are known for their dark themes and exploration of the human psyche, often featuring death, horror, and mystery.
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From “The Raven” to “The Cask of Amontillado,” Edgar Allan Poe books and stories have captivated readers for centuries. This collection includes some of his most famous works check them out.
The Raven, by Edgar Allan Poe
“”The Raven” is a narrative poem by the American writer and poet Edgar Allan Poe. It was published for the first time on January 29, 1845, in the New York Evening Mirror. Noted for its musicality, stylized language and supernatural atmosphere, it tells of the mysterious visit of a talking raven to a distraught lover, tracing his slow descent into madness.”
The Premature Burial, by Edgar Allan Poe
“The short story “The Premature Burial” features the theme of being buried – alive! The unnamed narrator describes his struggle with “attacks of the singular disorder which physicians have agreed to term catalepsy,” a condition where he randomly falls into a death-like trance. This leads to his fear of being buried alive …
The fear of being buried alive was common in Poe’s period and the author was taking advantage of the public interest.
The story has been adapted to film.”
The Murders in the Rue Morgue & Other Tales, by Edgar Allan Poe
“A new, beautifully laid-out, easy-to-read edition of Edgar Allan Poe’s C. August Dupin trilogy — the birth of detective fiction as a genre. This edition includes the following stories: The Murders In the Rue Morgue, The Mystery of Marie Rogêt, and The Purloined Letter”.
The Pit and the Pendulum, by Edgar Allan Poe
“This edition contains the following famous gothic fiction stories of Edgar Allan Poe: The Pit and the Pendulum – The Black Cat – The Fall of the House of Usher – The Masque of the Red Death – The Murders in the Rue Morgue – The Tell-Tale Heart – Berenice – Premature Burial.”
The Masque of the Red Death, by Edgar Allan Poe (Author), Russell Lee (Editor)
“A short story by Edgar Allan Poe about a wealthy prince who hides out at a masquerade ball with other wealthy nobles in order to avoid the plague known as “Red Death.””
The Cask of Amontillado, by Edgar Allan Poe (Author)
“The thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne as I best could, but when he ventured upon insult, I vowed revenge. You, who so well know the nature of my soul, will not suppose, however, that I gave utterance to a threat. At length I would be avenged; this was a point definitely settled—but the very definitiveness with which it was resolved, precluded the idea of risk. I must not only punish, but punish with impunity.”