Classic stories and poems from the arch-priest of Gothic horror.
"The Fall of the House of Usher," "The Murders in the Rue Morgue," "The Pit and the Pendulum," "The Gold-Bug" – some of the most famous tales of terror, the most macabre detective stories ever written. Acknowledged master of suspense, Poe was also a poet and as his stories of mesmerism and time travel prove – a pioneer of science fiction. In this collection, probing to the depths of the human psyche, Poe's haunted genius will chill and enthral you!
Edgar Allan Poe (1809–1849) was an American poet, short-story writer, editor and literary critic. He is best known for his tales of mystery and the macabre. He 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 contributing to the emerging genre of science fiction.