Great Horror Stories (Paperback)

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Nine tales of terror from the undisputed master of the American Gothic horror story, including "The Murders in the Rue Morgue," a gripping tale considered the first true detective story. All reprinted in large-print format.

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Publisher Dover Pubns
Mfg Part# 9780486417837
SKU 30839761
Format Paperback Large Print
ISBN10 0486417832
Release Date 4/16/2007
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Dimensions (in Inches) 9H x 6L x 0.5T
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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 Nine tales of terror from the undisputed master of the American Gothic horror story: "The Murders in the Rue Morgue," a gripping tale considered the first true detective story; "The Fall of the House of Usher" and "The Masque of the Red Death," plus "The Tell-Tale Heart," "The Cask of Amontillado," more.
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Book Format Large Print Paperback
Number of Pages 0224
Publisher Dover Publications

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