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Publisher: Wordsworth Classics
This collection of Poe’s best stories contains all the terrifying and bewildering tales that characterise his work. As well as the Gothic horror of such famous stories as The Pit and the Pendulum, The Fall of the House of Usher, The Premature Burial and The Tell-Tale Heart, all of Poe’s Auguste Dupin stories are included.
These are the first modern detective stories and include The Murders in the Rue Morgue, The Mystery of Marie Roget and The Purloined Letter.
Here was my initial review on Goodreads:
It is so hard to do a review of this book because it’s more of an Edgar Allan Poe review than anything. So I’ll talk about Poe rather than individual stories.
First off, his writing is genius and can keep you gripped until the last sentence, you’re clinging to the book in anticipation of what’s coming. Also, his ability to grip you is unbelievable. You think oh this story sounds okay so far and then all of a sudden you can’t stop reading and you’re late for work but you don’t care…*hand in the air* guilty!
Furthermore, there are some rather grotesque descriptions and unusual vocabulary that makes you wonder. However, my handy library edition had notes at the back to translate ye olden day language.
Have you read any Edgar Allan Poe? Let me know in the comments and tell me your favourite tales! I loved The Black Cat, The Tell-Tale Heart and The Masque of the Red Death.