Edgar Allan Poe, widely recognized as one of the greatest American writers of short stories and poems and acknowledged as the inventor of detective stories, greatly influenced the modern thriller. A master in creating characters and plots that send shivers down your spine, his dark, gothic, and horrifying tales and poems of mystery and imagination now come to life in this book, featuring artworks by eminent international designers.
POE contains nine short stories, including his celebrated masterpieces, "The Pit and the Pendulum", "The Masque of the Red Death" and "The Black Cat" as well as poems including "The Bell" and "The Raven", certainly Poe's best known work and arguable the most popular poem ever written. Poe's works are complimented by elaborate illustrations by contemporary designers such as Usugrow, Casaramona, Jen Ray, Brian Ewing and others.
This lavishly illustrated hardcover volume is sure to enthrall Poe's most rabid fans and arouse the interest of those who are reading Poe for the first time.