Author(s): Edgar Allen Poe
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This companion volume to the Tales of Mystery and Imagination contains Edgar Allan Poe's best-known poetry, and a selection of his very best stories (many of which originate in his 1840s Tales of the Grotesque and Arabesque), along with his finest tales from the last decade of his tragically short life.
Many of these stories and poems tell of the familiar Poe themes of murder, obsession and love, but this volume also contains many overlooked tales of the fantastic, black comedies, parodies and hoaxes, such as 'The Unparalleled Adventure of Hans Pfall', 'Mesmeric Revolution', 'Hop-Frog', and 'The Imp of the Perverse'.
With an afterword by David Pinching.
Included in this edition:
The Visionary or the Assignation
The Unparalleled Adventure of One Hans Pfaall
How to Write a Blackwood Article
The Man that was Used Up
The Island of the Fay
The Balloon Hoax
The System of Dr Tarr and Professor Fether
A Tale of the Ragged Mountains
The Imp of the Perverse
The Domain of Arnheim or The Landscape Garden
Von Kempelen and His Discovery
X-ing a Paragrab
To My Mother
The Haunted Palace
The Conqueror Worm
To Frances S. Osgood
To One in Paradise
The Valley of Unrest
The City in the Sea
A Dream within a Dream
A selection of Edgar Allan Poe's best tales and poems
Edgar Allan Poe was born in Boston in 1809. Orphaned by the age of three, he was raised by John Allan, a prosperous Virginian merchant. Poe published his first volume of poetry while still a teenager. He worked as an editor for magazines in Philadelphia, Richmond and New York, and was a respected literary critic. In 1836 he married his thirteen year-old cousin, Virginia Clemm, whose illness and early death in 1847 is believed to have inspired much of her husband's work. It was only with the publication of his poem 'The Raven' in 1845 that Poe achieved national fame as a writer He died suddenly and mysteriously in 1849, aged just forty.