Author(s): Edgar Allan Poe
Bella's pick... (Fiction) This collection of Poe's work contains some of the most exciting and haunting stories ever written. They range from the poetic to the mysterious to the darkly comic, yet all possess the genius for the grotesque that defines Poe's writing. They are peopled with neurotics and social outcasts, obsessed with unknown terrors or preoccupied with seemingly insoluble mysteries. The Tell-Tale Heart and The Fall of the House of Usher are key works in the horror canon, while in The Murders in the Rue Morgue and The Mystery of Marie Roget we find the origins of modern detective fiction.