The undisputed master of terror and mystery,
Edgar Allan Poe was a unique inventor in fiction.
In The Fall of the House of Usher' and 'The Black Cat' he
wrote the first and best tales of terror; with The Murders
in the Rue Morgue' and his fictional detective M. Dupin
he invented the detective story; and tales such as
'MS. Found in a Bottle' and 'Von Kempelen and His
Discovery' pioneered modern science-fiction.
As readers will discover, Poe possessed an unrivalled
capacity to create atmosphere and suspense, and to probe
the dark depths of the human psyche. AH the stories in
this volume push back the boundaries, making the
improbable possible, the familiar terrifying and strange.ISBN:0-14-062116-4