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Edgar Allan Poe (born Edgar Poe, January 19, 1809 – October 7, 1849) was an American author, poet, editor and literary critic, 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 of the detective fiction genre. He 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.
The Black Cat:
“The Black Cat” is a short story by Edgar Allan Poe. It was first published in the August 19, 1843, edition of The Saturday Evening Post. It is a study of the psychology of guilt, often paired in analysis with Poe’s “The Tell-Tale Heart”. In both, a murderer carefully conceals his crime and believes himself unassailable, but eventually breaks down and reveals himself, impelled by a nagging reminder of his guilt.
The Murders in the Rue Morgue:
“The Murders in the Rue Morgue” is a short story by Edgar Allan Poe published in Graham’s Magazine in 1841. It has been recognized as the first detective story; Poe referred to it as one of his “tales of ratiocination”. Two works that share some similarities predate Poe’s stories, including Das Fräulein von Scuderi (1819) by E.T.A. Hoffmann and Zadig (1748) by Voltaire.
The Pit and the Pendulum:
“The Pit and the Pendulum” is a short story written by Edgar Allan Poe and first published in 1842 in the literary annual The Gift: A Christmas and New Year’s Present for 1843. The story is about the torments endured by a prisoner of the Spanish Inquisition, though Poe skews historical facts. The narrator of the story describes his experience of being tortured. The story is especially effective at inspiring fear in the reader because of its heavy focus on the senses, such as sound, emphasizing its reality, unlike many of Poe’s stories which are aided by the supernatural. The traditional elements established in popular horror tales at the time are followed, but critical reception has been mixed. The tale has been adapted to film several times.
Other beautiful works that can be found in this application are: A Descent into the Maelstrom, A Predicament, A Tale of Jerusalem, A Tale of the Ragged Mountains, Diddling Considered as One of the Exact Sciences, Eleonora, Four Beasts in One, Hop-Frog, How to Write a Blackwood Article, King Pes, Landors Cottage, Ligeia, Lionizing, Loss of Breath, Mellonta Tauta, Mesmeric Revelation, Metzengerstein, Morella, MS. Found in a Bottle, Mystification, Never Bet the Devil Your Head, Shadow, Silence, Some Words with a Mummy, The Colloquy of Monos and Una, The Conversation of Eiros and Charmion, The Devil in the Belfry, The Domain of Arnheim, The Duc de LOmelette, The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemarm, The Fall of the House of Usher, The Gold-Bug, The Imp of the Perverse, The Island of the Fay, The Journal of Julius Rodman, The Man of the Crowd…
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