The Complete Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe

by Edgar Allan Poe, Edmund Clarence Stedman, George Edward Woodberry


Edgar Allan Poe was one of the most original writers in the history of American letters, a genius who was tragically misunderstood in his lifetime. He was a seminal figure in the development of science fiction and the detective story, and exerted a great influence on Dostoyevsky, Arthur Conan Doyle, Jules Verne, and Charles Baudelaire, who championed him long before Poe was appreciated in his own country. Baudelaire's enthusiasm brought Poe a wide audience in Europe, and his writing came to have enormous importance for modern French literature. This edition includes his most well-known works--"The Raven," "The Pit and the Pendulum," "Annabel Lee," "The Fall of the House of Usher," "The Murders in the Rue Morgue"--as well as less-familiar stories, poems, and essays.

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Die kurzen Horrorstories sind unglaublich gut: "Das verräterische Herz"; "Grube und Pendel"; "Der Kater". Auch für junge Leser ein guter Einstieg in die hohe Literatur.

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