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Edgar Allan Poe’s Tales of Mystery and Imagination 1968


Title: Tales of Mystery and Imagination
Author: Edgar Allan Poe
Publisher: Everyman’s Library
Publication Date: 1968
Format: Hardback with dust jacket
Condition: This book is in good condition for its age other than some minor signs of wear.

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Reader's note

This lovely volume contains forty-five of Poe’s stories of the macabre and mysterious. The world has produced few more subtle or successful literary craftsmen, and these tales are remarkable for their originality and ingenuity of construction. In the best of them Poe ruese to an extraordinary level of imagination , as in ‘The Fall of the house of Usher’, while ‘The Gold Bug’ is one of the finest examples of the cryptogram story; and in ‘The Purloined Letter’. ‘The Mystery of Marie Roget’ and ‘The Murders in the Rue Morgue’ he is the pioneer of the modern detective story.