Tales of Mystery and Imagination
by Edgar Allan Poe
Octopus Books, 1987, ISBN 0706430166, hardcover, dust-jacket
Near Fine Condition, a little edge and shelf wear, a little rubbing to edges and corners, no inscriptions, age toned edges, dust-jacket shows minor edge and shelf wear (see photographs)
"Edgar Allan Poe is the acknowledged master of the macabre, creating haunting images of gothic horror unparalleled in sending shivers down the spine. This selection of his greatest tales includes such classics as "The Tell-Tale Heart", "The Pit and the Pendulum" and 'The Murders in the Rue Morgue", one of the first ever detective stories.
Edgar Allan Poe was born in Boston and raised in Richmond, Virginia. Drifting from university to the army and into journalism, he started to write and published many outstanding poems, short stories and essays before his death in 1849. Despite his brief and troubled life, Edgar Allan Poe was a unique genius who is now regarded as the first original American poet and Romantic."