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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)
American poet, fiction writer, and literary critic EDGAR ALLAN POE (1809-1849) pioneered the short story, popularized romantic Gothic fiction in the United States in the 19th century, and almost single-handedly invented the genre of detective fiction. Appreciating Poe's work is essential to any understanding of American literature.
Here, in 10 volumes, is the complete oeuvre of this American original. Available again in Cosimo's beautiful replica of the 1902 edition, finely illustrated by Canadian artist FREDERICK SIMPSON COBURN (1871-1960), and edited and with a critical introduction by American literary historian and journalist CHARLES F. RICHARDSON (1851-1913), this is a collection readers will treasure.
Volume IX: Criticisms features:
. "The Literati" (continued from Vol. VIII)
. "Estelle Anna Lewis"
. "Bayard Taylor"
. "William Wallace"
. "E. P. Whipple and other Critics"
. "Fifty Suggestions"
. and more.