visión de conjunto:Reseña del editor The Fall of the House of Usher The Murders in the Rue Morgue The Pit and the Pendulum The Gold-Bug - some of the most famous tales of terror and the most macabre detective stories ever written. Acknowledged master of suspense Poe was also a poet and - as his stories of mesmerism and time travel prove - a pioneer of science fiction. In this collection probing to the depths of the human psyche Poe's haunted genius will chill and enthral you. Biografía del autor Edgar Allan Poe (Author) Edgar Allan Poe (1809-49) was born in Boston and orphaned at an early age. Taken in by a couple from Richmond Virginia he spent a semester at the University of Virginia but could not afford to stay longer. After joining the Army and matriculating as a cadet he started his literary career with the anonymous publication of Tamerlane and Other Poems before working as a literary critic. His life was dotted with scandals such as purposefully getting himself court-martialled to ensure dismissal from the Army being discharged from his job at the Southern Literary Messenger in Richmond after being found drunk by his boss and secretly marrying his thirteen-year-old cousin Virginia (listed twenty-one on the marriage certificate). His work took him to both New York City and Baltimore where he died at the age of forty two years after Virginia.Will Self (Introducer) Will Self is the author of many novels and books of non-fiction including Great Apes The Book of Dave How the Dead Live which was shortlisted for the Whitbread Novel of the Year 2002 The Butt winner of the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for Comic Fiction 2008 Umbrella which was shortlisted for the Booker Prize 2012 and Shark. His most recent novel Phone was shortlisted for the Goldsmiths Prize. He lives in south London.