Often cited as the first detective story. The genre arrives pretty much fully formed: a brilliant detective, the bumbing police officer and
An apparently gentle man becomes increasingly less so as he sinks deeper into an obsession with a mysterious black cat.
Seeking shelter for the night, a wounded man breaks into a bizarre, abandoned chateau decorated by an unusually large number of paintings.
A potentially explosive letter has been stolen. The police know who has it - but where he has it remains a mystery.
The original gothic tale of madness, death and the atmospheric possibilities of an old house.
A man sets out to uncover the secrets of the strange natural phenomenon that is the Maelstrom vortex.
So you think he's mad? Nervous? True! - but you should see how wisely he carries out his plan.
A short history of and a personal tale concerning the phenomenon of being buried alive.
The narrator describes what he remembers of his beautiful, intelligent wife, Ligeia.
While on a voyage to a remote archipelago, the narrator is overcome by a premonition of evil. But the ship's captain pays no attention.
As a hideous pestilence sweeps his lands, Prince Prospero seals himself in his castle and prepares a fabulous party.
A man takes his enemy to taste a rare wine - which he happens to keep at the far end of a vast, damp cellar.
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