Edgar Allan Poe

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Edgar Allan Poe

Poetry, Tales, and Selected Essays

By Edgar Allan Poe; Patrick F. Quinn (Editor); G. R. Thompson (Editor)

Library of America, Paperback, 9781883011383, 1520pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 1996

Description
Gathers Poe's poems, tales, and sketches, along with his longer works of fiction and essays on poetry and literature, and offers a chronology of his life and information on his work.


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.