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Synopsis: TALES OF MYSTERY AND IMAGINATION

HarperCollins is proud to present its new range of best-loved, essential classics. 'Yet I am not more sure that my soul lives, than I am that perverseness is one of the primitive impulses of the human heart -- one of the indivisible primary faculties, or sentiments, which gives direction to the character of Man.' Including Poe's most terrifying, grotesque and haunting short stories, Tales of Mystery and Imagination is the ultimate collection of the infamous author's macabre works. Considered to be one of the earliest American writers to encapsulate the genre of detective-fiction, the collection features some of his most popular tales.'The Gold-Bug' is the only tale that was popular in his lifetime, whereas 'The Black Cat', 'The Pit and the Pendulum' and 'The Murders in the Rue Morgue' became more widely read after his death. Focussing on the internal conflict of individuals, the power of the dead over the living, and psychological explorations of darker human emotion that appear to anticipate Sigmund Freud's later theories on the psyche, Poe's Gothic terror stories are considered masterpieces the world over.

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ISBN 9780007420223
Weight 0.29
Publisher HARPER COLLINS PUBLISHER UK (GBP)
Book Size (cm.) 111x178
Language English
Number of Pages 320

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HarperCollins is proud to present its new range of best-loved, essential classics. 'Yet I am not more sure that my soul lives, than I am that perverseness is one of the primitive impulses of the human heart -- one of the indivisible primary faculties, or sentiments, which gives direction to the character of Man.' Including Poe's most terrifying, grotesque and haunting short stories, Tales of Mystery and Imagination is the ultimate collection of the infamous author's macabre works. Considered to be one of the earliest America view all

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POE, EDGAR ALLAN

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"Poe, Edgar Allan (19 Jan. 1809-7 Oct. 1849), fiction writer, poet, and critic, was born in Boston, Massachusetts, the second son of David Poe, Jr., and Elizabeth Arnold, actors. During an engagement in New York, David Poe deserted his family. Within two years, Eliza gave birth to a daughter--by another man, it was rumored--and fell seriously ill, perhaps from an infectious fever. Likely with her children present, she died in Richmond, Virginia, on 8 December 1811, at the age of twenty-four.

Then barely three years old, the orphaned Poe was separated from his siblings and became the ward of a childless Richmond couple, the Allans. Materially his situation was comfortable. Profits from the merchandising firm known as ""The House of Ellis and Allan"" enabled John Allan to buy up real estate, supply his sideboard with venison, and maintain three slaves. Emotionally Allan provided less richly. Narrowly trained in commercial affairs, he resented others who had been raised more liberally and preached a demanding code of manly independence."

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