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    DescriptionAn inescapable black pit, an innocent buried alive, and the deranged hallucinations of a murderer all haunt this collection of Edgar Allan Poe's most celebrated stories. The undisputed master of gothic horror, Poe probes every imaginable depth of terror in his claustrophobic nightmares of murder and madness, including the classic 'The Fall of the House of Usher', 'The Pit and the Pendulum' and 'The Tell-Tale Heart'. Just as disturbing are the tales featuring the eccentric and ingenious Auguste Dupin - the first modern detective hero. In these chilling stories, Edgar Allan Poe's macabre imagination explores the darkest corners of the human mind and the furthest reaches of the paranormal.


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    Title
    Tales of Mystery and Imagination
    Subtitle
    The Bloomsbury Phantastics
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Edgar Allan Poe
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 352
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 237 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781408803431
    ISBN 10: 1408803437
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    BIC E4L: CLA
    BIC subject category V2: FC
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    BISAC V2.8: FIC004000
    DC22: 813.3
    Thema V1.0: FBC
    Publisher
    Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
    Imprint name
    Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
    Publication date
    05 October 2009
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Edgar Allan Poe was an American poet, short-story writer, editor and literary critic. Best known for his tales of mystery and the macabre, Poe was one of the earliest American practitioners of the short story and is considered the inventor of the detective-fiction genre. Born Edgar Poe in Boston, Massachusetts in 1809; he was informally adopted by the Allans of Richmond after his parents' death. He attended the University of Virginia and briefly attempted a military career, before embarking on a literary career. After publishing an anonymous collection of poems in 1827, Poe switched his focus to prose and spent the next several years working for literary journals and periodicals. He married his cousin, Virginia Clemm, in 1835, who died in 1842 not long after publishing his famous poem 'The Raven'. He began planning to produce his own journal, The Penn (later renamed The Stylus), but died in 1849 before being able to see it produced.
    Review quote
    'Plagued all his life by scandals and rumours, dogged by depression, prey to terrible fantasies and even more terrible phobias, Poe's writing reflects the madness in every lover's heart, the dark side of desire, the terror of being consumed alive by something half-goddess, half-beast' Joanne Harris, Daily Telegraph