Über den Autor
Edgar Allan Poe was an American poet, short story writer, playwright, editor, critic, essayist and one of the leaders of the American Romantic Movement. Best known for his tales of the macabre and mystery, Poe was one of the early American practitioners of the short story and a progenitor of detective fiction and crime fiction. He is also credited with contributing to the emergent science fiction genre.Poe died at the age of 40. The cause of his death is undetermined and has been attributed to alcohol, drugs, cholera, rabies, suicide (although likely to be mistaken with his suicide attempt in the previous year), tuberculosis, heart disease, brain congestion and other agents.
Other Books of Author:
. The Tell-Tale Heart (1843)
. The Raven (1845)
. The Fall of the House of Usher (1839)
. The Murders in the Rue Morgue (1841)
. The Pit and the Pendulum (1842)
. Tales of the Grotesque and Arabesque (1840)
. The Cask of Amontillado (1846)
. The Masque of the Red Death (1842)
. The Purloined Letter (1844)
. A Descent into the Maelström (1841)
This book contains Edgar Allen Poe's 1839 short story, "The Fall of the House of Usher". One of his most famous and chilling tales, it is the story of an unnamed narrator who is compelled to visit his sickly friend, Roderick Usher. Upon arrival, the narrator realises that Roderick and his sister seem to be suffering from alarming symptoms, which Roderick attributes to house being alive. A gripping and veritably terrifying story, "The Fall of the House of Usher" will not disappoint fans of Poe's classic horror fiction. Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) was an American author, editor, poet, and critic. Most famous for his stories of mystery and horror, he was one of the first American short story writers, and is widely considered to be the inventor of the detective fiction genre. Many antiquarian books such as this are becoming increasingly rare and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author.