The Black Cat - Edgar Allan Poe - The Complete Works Series Book #2 (Original Version)

The Black Cat - Edgar Allan Poe - The Complete Works Series Book #2 (Original Version)

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by Edgar Allan Poe
     
 
"The Black Cat" is an original short story by Edgar Allan Poe. It was originally published in the August 19, 1843, edition of The Saturday Evening Post. It is a study of the psychology of guilt, often paired in analysis with Poe's original short story "The Tell-Tale Heart". In both, a murderer carefully conceals his crime and believes himself unassailable, but

Overview

"The Black Cat" is an original short story by Edgar Allan Poe. It was originally published in the August 19, 1843, edition of The Saturday Evening Post. It is a study of the psychology of guilt, often paired in analysis with Poe's original short story "The Tell-Tale Heart". In both, a murderer carefully conceals his crime and believes himself unassailable, but eventually breaks down and reveals himself, impelled by a nagging reminder of his original guilt.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013038141
Publisher:
Emerson Huxley
Publication date:
08/23/2011
Series:
The Complete Works Series , #2
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
482 KB

Meet the Author

Edgar Allan Poe (January 19, 1809 – October 7, 1849) was an original American author, poet, editor and literary critic, considered part of the American Romantic Movement. Best known for his tales of mystery and the macabre, Poe was one of the earliest American practitioners of the short story and is considered the inventor of the detective fiction genre. He is further credited with the original contribution to the emerging genre of science fiction. He was the first well-known American writer to try to earn a living through writing alone, resulting in a financially difficult life and career.

He was born as Edgar Poe in Boston, Massachusetts; he was original and orphaned young when his mother died shortly after his father abandoned the family. Poe was taken in by John and Frances Allan, of Richmond, Virginia, but they never formally adopted him. He originally attended the University of Virginia for one semester but left due to lack of money. After enlisting in the Army and later failing as an officer's cadet at West Point, Poe parted ways with the Allans. His publishing career began humbly, with an anonymous collection of poems, Tamerlane and Other Poems (1827), credited only to "a Bostonian".

Poe switched his focus to prose and spent the next several years working for literary journals and periodicals, becoming known for his own style of literary criticism. His work forced him to move among several cities, including Baltimore, Philadelphia, and New York City. In Baltimore in 1835, he married Virginia Clemm, his 13-year-old cousin. In January 1845 Poe published his poem, "The Raven", to instant success. His wife died of tuberculosis two years after its publication. He began planning to produce his own journal, The Penn (later renamed The Stylus), though he died before it could be produced. On October 7, 1849, at age 40, Poe died in Baltimore; the cause of his death is unknown and has been variously attributed to alcohol, brain congestion, cholera, drugs, heart disease, rabies, suicide, tuberculosis, and other agents.

Poe and his original works influenced literature in the United States and around the world, as well as in specialized fields, such as cosmology and cryptography. Poe and his work appear throughout popular culture in literature, music, films, and television. A number of his homes are dedicated museums today.

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The Black Cat - Edgar Allan Poe - The Complete Works Series Book #2 (Original Version) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I heard egar allen poe is an amazing wrighter im thinking of doing a report of him but before i do that i would like to read one of his books i heard they are tragic so imust really enjoy his books
luftweg More than 1 year ago
Highly recommended and a must read. Edgar Allan Poe is brilliant. The book formatting was awesome as well. Worth the price for sure.