Tales of EDGAR ALLAN POE, Wood Engravings Fritz Eichenberg, 1944 Review Copy

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TALES OF EDGAR ALLAN POE, With an Introduction by Hervey Allen and Wood Engravings by Fritz Eichenberg. Published by Random House, NY, 1944 REVIEW COPY
Edgar Allan Poe (January 19, 1809 - October 7, 1849) was an American writer, editor, and literary critic. Poe is best known for his poetry and short stories, particularly his tales of mystery and macabre. He is widely regarded as a central figure of Romanticism in the United States and American literature as a whole, and he was one of the country's earliest practitioners of the short story. Poe is generally considered the inventor of the detective fiction genre and is further credited with contributing to the emerging genre of science fiction. He was the first well-known American writer to try to earn a living through writing alone, resulting in a financially difficult life and career. Poe and his works influenced literature in the United States and around the world, as well as in specialized fields such as cosmology and cryptography. Poe and his work appear throughout popular culture in literature, music, films, and television.
A nice selection of short stories by the master of the macabre. Included are some of his best:
The Gold-Bug The Murders in the Rue Morgue The Mystery of Marie Roget The Purloined Letter The Unparalleled Adventure of one Hans Pfaall Ms. Found in
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