The Fall of the House of Usher and Other Stories (Puffin Classics)

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9780141336596: The Fall of the House of Usher and Other Stories (Puffin Classics)

Thirteen stories of horror, suspense and the supernatural. 'The Pit and the Pendulum', 'The Fall of the House of Usher' and 'The Black Cat' are just three of Edgar Allan Poe's most famous tales in this chilling collection.

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"Poe's work as a whole is a series of haunting improvisations on themes from the macabre that are hard to categorise, dazzlingly original and posthumously influential on an extraordinary range of writers from Baudelaire and RL Stevenson to Yeats, Wilde and Borges" ( Observer)

"His work continues to enthral. His greatest tales (The Fall of the House of Usher , The Tell-Tale Heart, The Pit and the Pendulum) radiate a dark humour and mockery that strike an oddly modern note" ( Sunday Times)

"If genius is an exceptional capacity for imaginative creation, Poe had it in spades" ( Daily Mail)

"His reputation as a master of the grotesque and macabre has veiled the real cause of his fame: an astonishing mastery of language and literary technique which made Arthur Ransome, himself no mean story technician and a considerable literary critic, liken his stories to rare coloured goblets or fantastic metalwork" ( Independent)

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'The most original genius that America has produced' Alfred, Lord Tennyson

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Edgar Allan Poe
Published by Puffin (2011)
ISBN 10: 0141336595 ISBN 13: 9780141336596
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Book Description Puffin, 2011. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 141336595

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