Edgar Allan Poe: Tales of Mystery & Imagination: Slip-cased Edition

Edgar Allan Poe: Tales of Mystery & Imagination: Slip-cased Edition


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Edgar Allan Poe was a master of horror literature. While underappreciated in his time, Poe is now recognized as a literary genius whose gothic tales continue to intrigue and entrance.

Tales of Mystery and the Imagination brings together his most haunting and celebrated short stories, including 'The Fall of the House of Usher', 'The Murders in the Rue Morgue' and 'The Cask of Amontillado'. Prefaced by Poe specialist Dr Brook Haley, these tales of murder, madness and suspense are testament to Poe's talent.

This beautiful slipcased edition is illustrated by art nouveau artist Harry Clarke, whose striking and fantastical illustrations perfectly capture the spirit of Poe's uncanny tales. These eye-catching, full-page images accompany every story, with additional vignettes throughout the book.

Arcturus Slipcased Classics are beautiful foil-stamped gift editions of classic works of literature, presented in a slipcase and decorated with delightful illustrations.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781789509397
Publisher: Arcturus Publishing Limited
Publication date: 11/01/2019
Series: Arcturus Slipcased Classics
Pages: 384
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.50(d)
Age Range: 13 - 17 Years

About the Author

Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) was one of the great American Romantic writers and a pioneer of the short story genre. Poe is best known for his poetry and short stories, particularly his tales of mystery and the macabre, and is considered the inventor of the detective fiction genre and one of the main contributors to the emerging genre of science fiction.

Harry Clarke (1889-1931) was a leading figure in the Arts and Crafts Movement, influenced by both Art Nouveau and Art Deco styles. His illustration work can be found in great literary classics, such as Goethe's Faust and Charles Perrault's Fairy Tales.

Dr Brook Haley holds degrees in English and French literature from the Louisiana State University and received a PhD in comparative literature from the University of California, Irvine. His interest in Poe's life and works began with a childhood visit to the Poe Museum in Richmond, Virginia and his research now focuses on Poe's afterlife in French symbolism. He is currently a lecturer in the School of Humanities at UC Irvine.

Table of Contents

Ms. Found in a Bottle
Some Passages in the Life of a Lion (Lionizing)
The Assignation
King Pest
A Descent into the Maelstrom
The Fall of the House of Usher
William Wilson
The Conversation of Eiros and Charmion
The Man of the Crowd
The Murders in the Rue Morgue
The Mystery of Marie Roget
The Colloquy of Monos and Una
The Masque of the Red Death
The Pit and the Pendulum
The Tell-Tale Heart
The Gold Bug
The Black Cat
The Spectacles
The Premature Burial
The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar
The Oblong Box
The Cask of Amontillado
Landor's Cottage
Glossary of Foreign Words and Phrases

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