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  • Published: 25 January 2007
  • ISBN: 9780141925431
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 400

Selected Tales



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.

  • Published: 25 January 2007
  • ISBN: 9780141925431
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 400

About the author

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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