This vintage book contains the first volume of the complete works of Edgar Allen Poe. The stories of this volume include: "The Unparalleled Adventures of One Hans Pfaal", "The Cold-Bug", "Four Beasts in One - The Homocameleopard", "The Murders in the Rue Morgue", "The Mystery of Marie Roget", "The Balloon-Hoax", and many more. This book constitutes a must have for those with a penchant for the macabre, and it is not to be missed by fans and collectors of Poe's seminal work. Edgar Allan Poe (1809 - 1849) was an American author, editor, poet, and critic. He is famous for his stories of mystery and horror, and was one of the first American short-story writers. He is also considered to be the inventor of the detective fiction genre. Many vintage texts such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive, and it is with this in mind that we are republishing this book now, in an affordable, high-quality, modern edition. It comes complete with a specially commissioned biography of the author.