The Collected Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe

The Collected Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe

Modern Library Edition

Hardback (05 Sep 1992) | English

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Edgar Allan Poe was one of the most original writers in the history of American letters, a genius who was tragically misunderstood in his lifetime. He was a seminal figure in the development of science fiction and the detective story, and exerted a great influence on Dostoyevsky, Arthur Conan Doyle, Jules Verne, and Charles Baudelaire, who championed him long before Poe was appreciated in his own country. Baudelaire's enthusiasm brought Poe a wide audience in Europe, and his writing came to have enormous importance for modern French literature. This edition includes his most well-known works--"The Raven," "The Pit and the Pendulum," "Annabel Lee," "The Fall of the House of Usher," "The Murders in the Rue Morgue"--as well as less-familiar stories, poems, and essays.

Book information

ISBN: 9780679600077
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Imprint: Modern Library
Pub date:
Edition: Modern Library Edition
DEWEY: 818.309
DEWEY edition: 20
Language: English
Number of pages: 1026
Weight: 998g
Height: 209mm
Width: 138mm
Spine width: 45mm