Author(s): Edgar Allan Poe
HarperCollins is proud to present its new range of best-loved, essential classics. 'To an anomalous species of terror I found him a bounden slave.' Including Poe's most terrifying, grotesque and haunting short stories, this is the ultimate collection of the infamous author's macabre works. Unbound by the constraints that science and reason placed on reality, Poe focused on the internal conflict of individuals, the power of the dead over the living, and psychological explorations of darker human emotion. An American writer of fantastical, bizarre and sometimes disturbing short stories, Poe wrote in the first half of the nineteenth century. Preoccupied with delving into the darker reaches of the human psyche, his work is usually described as Gothic and macabre in style and tone.