Author(s): Edgar Allan Poe
Edgar Allan Poe was a master of tales of the mysterious and macabre. From the eerie incantations of "The Raven" to the persistent fright of "The Tell-Tale Heart," his stories and poems are unforgettable explorations of the darker side of life that still offer lessons and insight into human behavior today, making them an integral component of just about any library. This Canterbury Classics edition of "Edgar Allan Poe" collects some of his best-known work--from "Annabel Lee" to "The Fall of the House of Usher," "Lenore" to "The Pit and the Pendulum," and many, many more. With an impressive leather cover, specially designed endpapers, and other all-new enhancements, as well as an essay by a Poe scholar, Edgar Allan Poe is the perfect introduction for new readers and the perfect resource for devoted fans. Poe's writings were truly original--and this unique book is the perfect look at his uncommon genius. Lexile score: 1310L
Born on January 19, 1809, Edgar Allan Poe has become synonymous with writing described as mysterious and macabre. Also credited with originating the detective-fiction genre, Poe is considered part of the American Romantic Movement. A very celebrated poet, short story writer, and Gothic novelist, Poe died in 1849. Adrienne J. Odasso received her M.A. in Medieval Studies at the University of York in 2006 and is currently completing her Ph.D. in English at the University of York. She lives in London, UK.