Edgar Allan Poe Short Stories
The Ultimate Poe: Short Stories pulls together all of the more than 50 short stories penned by author Edgar Allan Poe during his literary career. A pioneer of the short story genre, Poe’s stories typically captured themes of the macabre and included elements of the mysterious. Better-known stories include “The Fall of the House of Usher,” “The Pit and the Pendulum,” and “The Tell-Tale Heart.”
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Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) reigned unrivaled in his mastery of mystery. Born in Boston, he was orphaned at age three, expelled from West Point for gambling and became an alcoholic. In 1836 he secretly wed his thirteen-year-old cousin. The Raven, published in 1845, made Poe famous. He died in 1849 under what remain suspicious circumstances.