Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) was an American author and poet who profoundly influenced the mystery, horror, and science fiction genres. A master of the short story, Poe wrote many classic tales, including "The Tell-Tale Heart," "The Murders in the Rue Morgue," "The Pit and the Pendulum," and "The Masque of the Red Death." His other enduring works include the poem "The Raven" and his only completed novel, The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket

“It’s because I liked Edgar Allan Poe’s stories so much that I began to make suspense films.” —Alfred Hitchcock

“Mr. Poe has that indescribable something which men have agreed to call genius.” —Graham’s Magazine

“Where was the detective story until Poe breathed the breath of life into it?” —Arthur Conan Doyle


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