Edgar Allan Poe was an American writer, editor, and literary critic. Poe is best known for his poetry and short stories, particularly his tales of mystery and the macabre.
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.
The original gothic tale of madness, death and the atmospheric possibilities of an old house.
A potentially explosive letter has been stolen. The police know who has it - but where he has it remains a mystery.
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.
* Story contains bad language
A man takes his enemy to taste a rare wine - which he happens to keep at the far end of a vast, damp cellar.