This antiquarian volume contains a collection of some of Edgar Allen Poe's most famous tales. The stories of this volume include: "The Gold-Bug", "Ms. Found in a Bottle", "A Descent into the Maelström", "The Fall of the House of Usher", "William Wilson", "The Murders in the Rue Morgue", "The Mystery of Marie Roget", "The Pitt and the Pendulum", "The Tell-Tale Heart", "A Tale of the Ragged Mountains", and more. This collection constitutes a must-have for fans of the macabre, and would make for a fantastic addition to any collection. 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 "Tales of Mystery and Imagination" now in an affordable, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author.