Edgar Allan Poe was a master of the tale of psychological horror and the author of what is considered the first modern detective story. This anthology gathers more than 20 of Poe’s groundbreaking tales of the macabre, among them “The Tell-Tale Heart,” “The Masque of the Red Death,” and “The Fall of the House of Usher.” It also includes his trilogy of stories featuring detective C. Auguste Dupin: “The Murders in the Rue Morgue,” “The Mystery of Marie Rôget,” and “The Purloined Letter.”
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Creator of the modern detective story, innovative architect of the horror genre, and a poet of extraordinary musicality, Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) remains one of America’s most popular and influential writers. His books of collected tales and poems brim with psychological depth, almost painful intensity, and unexpected — and surprisingly modern — flashes of dark humor and irony.