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|Material Type:||Fiction, Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Book, Internet Resource|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Edgar Allan Poe
|Description:||121 pages ; 21 cm.|
The fall of the House of Usher --
The murders in the Rue Morgue --
The masque of the Red Death --
The pit and the pendulum --
The tell-tale heart --
The gold-bug --
The black cat --
The cask of Amontillado.
|Series Title:||Dover thrift editions.|
|Responsibility:||Edgar Allan Poe.|
Poe's immense powers as a storyteller are at their peak in this anthology containing nine of his best-known short stories. Among them are "The Murders in the Rue Morgue," a gripping 19th-century detective story that provided a model for future mystery writers; "The Fall of the House of Usher" and "The Masque of the Red Death," pervaded with eerie thoughts, impulses and fears; "The Tell-Tale Heart" and "The Cask of Amontillado," masterpieces of wickedness and crime; "The Pit and the Pendulum," with its agonizing specter of imminent and horrifying death; and "The Gold-Bug," a fascinating detective story that combines romance and adventure in an absorbing tale of buried treasure.