The Murders in the Rue Morgue and Other Tales

The Murders in the Rue Morgue and Other Tales

by Edgar Allan Poe

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Overview

Collected in these two volumes are Poe's legendary tales of terror that attest to his stylistic brilliance in evoking an atmosphere of gloom and obsession. Creatures, eyes, coffins, walls—all are symbols in Poe's efforts to create an aura of evil. What reader would not share the anxiety of the traveler in The Fall of the House of Usher, who upon his first glimpse of the house, finds an "insufferable gloom pervading my spirit...an utter depression of the soul...an iciness, a sinking, a sickening of the heart"? In volume 2 his nightmarish visions take us down untraveled paths revealing the dark side of the human experience.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781560005353
Publisher: Transaction Large Print
Publication date: 01/01/1997
Series: Murders in the Rue Morgue and Other Tales Series
Edition description: Large Print Edition
Pages: 214
Product dimensions: 6.60(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Creator of the modern detective story, innovative architect of the horror genre, and a poet of extraordinary musicality, Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) remains one of America’s most popular and influential writers. His books of collected tales and poems brim with psychological depth, almost painful intensity, and unexpected — and surprisingly modern — flashes of dark humor and irony.

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