Edgar Allan Poe's Tales of Death and Dementia (Paperback) - Grimly, Gris (ILT)/ Poe, Edgar Allan

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This second installment of illustrated Poe tales, a companion to "Edgar Allan Poe''s Tales of Mystery and Madness," includes the favorites The Tell-Tale Heart, The System of Dr. Tarr and Professor Fether, The Oblong Box, and The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar. Full color.

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Publisher Simon & Schuster
Mfg Part# 9781416950257
SKU 210408593
Format Paperback
ISBN10 1416950257
Release Date 8/4/2009
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Dimensions (in Inches) 9.25H x 7.5L x 0.75T
Author Info
Edgar Allan Poe
Poe's parents were traveling actors who died when he was a small child, leaving three children: one died, one eventually became insane, and the other grew up to be Edgar Allan Poe, one of America's great writers and the father of the modern detective story. He was raised (though never legally adopted) by a merchant named John Allan and spent part of his growing-up years in England. He attended the University of Virginia, but was expelled for not paying his gambling debts, as a result of which Allan disowned him. Poe joined the Army in 1927 and then spent a year at West Point, from which he was dismissed in 1831. He lived for a while with his aunt in Baltimore, during which time he won a $50 short-story prize and began working on the staffs of various literary magazines. He also began writing stories on a regular basis. In 1836, Poe married his 13-year-old cousin, but she became ill six years later and remained an invalid until she died of tuberculosis in 1847. After her death, Poe began to drink and take drugs, and his fiction and poetry became morbid and dark; it also brought him money and fame. Often depressed and on the verge of madness, Poe attempted suicide in 1848. The next year, he went on a three-day binge, and was found delirious in a Baltimore gutter. He died a few days later. His last words were, "Lord, help my poor soul."
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Editors Note Provides a collection of four ghoulish tales, enhanced with full-color illustration, for young adults, including The Tell Tale Heart and The Oblong Box.
Editors Note 1 Four short stories, abridged and illustrated, by the nineteenth-century American writer best known for his tales of horror.
Product Attributes
Book Format Hardcover
Minimum Age 11
Number of Pages 0144
Publisher Atheneum Books for Young Readers

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