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The Fall of the House of Usher and Other Writings

The Fall of the House of Usher and Other Writings

Author: Edgar Allan Poe
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This selection of Poe's critical writings, short fiction and poetry demonstrates an intense interest in aesthetic issues and the astonishing power and imagination with which he probed the darkest corners of the human mind.
The Fall of the House of Usher describes the final hours of a family tormented by tragedy and the legacy of the past.
In The Tell Tale Heart, a murderer's insane delusions threaten to betray him, while stories such as The Pit and the Pendulum and The Cask of Amontillado explore extreme states of decadence, fear and hate.
Author description
Although dissipated in his youth and plagued by mental instability towards the end of his life, Boston-born Edgar Allan Poe (1809-49) had a variety of occupations including service in the US army and magazine editor, as well as his remarkable literary output.
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General Fields

  • : 9780141439815
  • : Penguin Books Ltd
  • : Penguin Classics
  • : March 2003
  • : 198mm X 129mm X 23mm
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Edgar Allan Poe
  • : Paperback
  • : Revised edition
  • : Harland Miller
  • : en
  • : 560
  • : further reading, chronology, notes