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Poe, Edgar Allan

The Works of Edgar Allan Poe - vol. 1 (19??)

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The Works of Edgar Allan Poe - vol. 1 is the first volume (out of five) containing eight stories of the American writer, poet, editor and literary critic Edgar Allan Poe.

Best known for his tales of mystery and the macabre, Poe was one of the earliest American practitioners of the short story and is considered the inventor of the detective-fiction genre. He is further credited with contributing to the emerging genre of science fiction. He was the first well-known American writer to try to earn a living through writing alone, resulting in a financially difficult life and career.


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