The Complete Short Stories
Surreal tales of suspense and imagination from an American master
The Complete Short Stories is the ultimate collection of Edgar Allan Poe’s tales of the macabre—from the world-famous classics “The Tell-Tale Heart,” “The Pit and the Pendulum,” and “The Cask of the Amontillado” to lesser-known masterpieces such as “The System of Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether” and “The Devil in the Belfry.” Fans of Poe’s Gothic tales of horror will thrill to discover his brilliant French detective, C. Auguste Dupin. Readers familiar with Poe’s mysteries will find new pleasure in his dark comedy and early science fiction stories.
Edgar Allan Poe was one of the most brilliant and influential authors in American history, and The Complete Short Stories is a must-have for every admirer of his work.
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“It’s because I liked Edgar Allan Poe’s stories so much that I began to make suspense films.” —Alfred Hitchcock
“Mr. Poe has that indescribable something which men have agreed to call genius.” —Graham’s Magazine
“Where was the detective story until Poe breathed the breath of life into it?” —Arthur Conan Doyle
About the author
Edgar Allan Poe
Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) was an American author and poet who profoundly influenced the mystery, horror, and science fiction genres. A master of the short story, Poe wrote many classic tales, including "The Tell-Tale Heart," "The Murders in the Rue Morgue," "The Pit and the Pendulum," and "The Masque of the Red Death." His other enduring works include the poem "The Raven" and his only completed novel, The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket.