"Poe is, to my mind, the supreme original short story writer of all time." -Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Edgar Allan Poe was an American writer who invented the short story, wrote some of the first mystery novels, and contributed to the earliest developments of science fiction. Whether evoking horror, curiosity, fear, or excitement, Poe was a deft artist who left a very distinctive mark on American literature. This collection includes some of his most popular stories, including “The Purloined Letter,” “The Pit and the Pendulum,” “The Murders in the Rue Morgue,” and “The Fall of the House of Ussher,” as well as some of his greatest poems.
This Canon Classic has eighteen of Poe's best-loved short stories and nineteen of his poems. The Canon Classics series presents the most definitive works of Western literature in a colorful, well-crafted, and affordable way. Unlike many other thrift editions, our classics are printed on thicker text stock, are bound with distinctive felt paperback covers, and feature individualized designs that prioritize readability by means of proper margins, leading, characters per line, font, trim size, etc. Each book’s materials and layout combine to make the classics a simple and striking addition to classrooms and homes, ideal for introducing the best of literary culture and human experience to the next generation.
This edition does not feature a worldview guide or introduction.
IMPRINT: Canon Classics
AUTHOR: Edgar Allan Poe
PAGE COUNT: 392 pages
ISBN 10: 1-944503-19-6
PUB. DATE: December 10, 2019 (first published in 1903)
Stay tuned for an all-new worldview guide specifically to help you understand, critique, or teach this classic as a Christian.