This vintage book contains the first volume of "The Works of Edgar Allen Poe". The Stories contained within this collection include: "Edgar Allan Poe", "Death of Edgar A. Poe", "The Unparalleled Adventures of one Hans Pfaal", "The Gold-Bug", "Four Beasts in One-The Homocamelopard", "The Murders in the Rue Morgue", "The Mystery of Marie Roget", "The Balloon-Hoax", "Ms. Found in a Bottle", and "The Oval Portrait". 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.