This collection of macabre stories includes "The Fall of the House of Usher", "The Murders in the Rue Morgue", "The Man in the Crowd", "The Oval Portrait", "The Masque of the Red Death" and "The Tell-Tale Heart".
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Edgar Allan Poe (1809 - 49), was born in Boston, USA. He was a short-story writer, editor and literary critic, and is considered part of the American Romantic Movement. Best known for his tales of mystery and the macabre, Poe was one of the earliest American practitioners of the short story and is considered the inventor the detective-fiction genre.About the Author:
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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