Tales of Horror and Suspense

Tales of Horror and Suspense

by Edgar Allan Poe




This hair-raising collection includes eight of Edgar Allan Poe’s most ingenious and gripping tales, including "The Fall of the House of Usher," concerning a most unnerving visit to the home of an old friend; "The Tell-Tale Heart," in which the narrator just can’t stand the way an old man looks at him; "William Wilson," a haunting allegory about a split personality; "The Murders in the Rue Morgue," the grandfather of all modern detective fiction, featuring a sleuth even cleverer than Sherlock Holmes; and four other riveting stories: "The Pit and the Pendulum," "The Cask of Amontillado," "The Gold-Bug," and "The Purloined Letter."
Lovers of strange and mind-bending fiction will delight in these classic, spine-tingling tales by one of the great writers of horror fiction.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780486428444
Publisher: Dover Publications
Publication date: 10/20/2011
Series: Dover Children's Evergreen Classics
Edition description: Unabridged
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x (d)
Age Range: 8 - 14 Years

About the Author

The father of the detective novel and an innovator in the genre of science fiction, Edgar Allan Poe (1809–49) made his living as America's first great literary critic. Today he is best remembered for his short stories and poems, haunting works of horror and mystery that remain popular around the world.

Table of Contents

The Tell-Tale Heart
The Pit and the Pendulum
The Fall of the House of Usher
The Cask of Amontillado
William Wilson
The Gold-Bug
The Murders in the Rue Morgue
The Purloined Letter

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