Description - Tales of Terror and Detection by Edgar Allan Poe
"The Mystery of Marie Roget" and "The Purloined Letter" introduce C. Auguste Dupin, the first fictional detective. Also included: "William Wilson," "MS. Found in a Bottle" and "The Oblong Box." Edgar Allan Poe (1809 1849) holds a unique place in American literature. Famous as a poet, he also penned short stories that are masterpieces of terror and suspense, infused with the horror and dread he knew from his feverish dreams and persistent fears of death. Fortunately for lovers of mystery, Poe was attracted by logic and analysis as well as fantasy. Fascinated by the narrative possibilities of tracking the perpetrator of a crime, he invented the modern detective story. This superb collection of five stories reveals Poe's virtuoso gifts for both crime fiction and the macabre. Two of his most famous tales, "The Mystery of Marie Roget" and "The Purloined Letter," recount the exploits of C. Auguste Dupin, the first important fictional detective. "William Wilson" is a chilling tale of crime and evil. The two remaining stories, "MS. Found in a Bottle" and "The Oblong Box," subtly but relentlessly convey a sense of unease, then dread, then outright terror.
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Format: Paperback / softback
(210mm x 133mm x 7mm)
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Author Biography - Edgar Allan Poe
The father of the detective novel and an innovator in the genre of science fiction, Edgar Allan Poe (1809-49) made his living as America's first great literary critic. Today he is best remembered for his short stories and poems, haunting works of horror and mystery that remain popular around the world.
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