The Complete Stories

The Complete Stories Cover

The Complete Stories

By Edgar Allan Poe

Everyman's Library, Hardcover, 9780679417408, 992pp.

Publication Date: January 11, 1993


Edgar Allan Poe's gift for the macabre his genius in finding the strangeness lurking at the heart of things was so extraordinary that he exerted a major influence on Baudelaire and French symbolism, on Freudian analysis, and also on the detective novel and the Hollywood movie. His psychologically profound stories of encounters with the marvelous, the uncanny, and the dreadful represent in contrast to the optimism of writers like Emerson and Whitman the other, darker side of the nineteenth-century American sensibility.
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About the Author
Author, poet, and literary critic, Edgar Allan Poe is credited with pioneering the short story genre, inventing detective fiction, and contributing to the development of science fiction. However, Poe is best known for his works of the macabre, including such infamous titles as The Raven, The Pit and the Pendulum, The Murders in the Rue Morgue, Lenore, and The Fall of the House of Usher. Part of the American Romantic Movement, Poe was one of the first writers to make his living exclusively through his writing, working for literary journals and becoming known as a literary critic. His works have been widely adapted in film. Edgar Allan Poe died of a mysterious illness in 1849 at the age of 40.