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The Essential Tales & Poems of Edgar Allan Poe

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Revel in the sumptuous language of Edgar Allan Poe's best works.

The Essential Tales & Poems of Edgar Allan Poe features key works, spanning from 1827 to his death in 1849, from the famous Gothic American writer, especially Poe's spine-chilling short stories and melodious poems. Included in this indispensable edition, with a new introduction by Daniel Stashower, are the short stories "The Tell-Tale Heart," "The Pit and the Pendulum," and "The Murders in the Rue Morgue," as well as classic poems such as "The Raven," Annabel Lee," and 'The Bells.

• Paperback: 516 pages.

• Dimensions: 1.1 x 7.6" x 5.8".

Edgar Allan Poe (1809–1849) is one of America's greatest and best-loved writers. Known as the father of the detective story, Poe is perhaps most famous for his short stories—particularly his shrewd mysteries and chilling, often grotesque tales of horror—he was also an extremely accomplished poet and a tough literary critic.

Poe's life was not far removed from the drama of his fiction. Orphaned at a young age, he was raised by a foster family. As a young man, he developed problems with gambling, debts, and alcohol, and was even dismissed from the army. His love life was marked by tragedy and heartbreak. Despite these difficulties, Poe produced many works now considered essential to the American literary canon.

Daniel Stashower is a member of the Baker Street Irregulars and is the author of Teller of Tales: The Life of Arthur Conan Doyle. He is also a co-editor of several other books about Sherlock Holmes and his creator, including Arthur Conan Doyle: A Life in Letters.

Ghost Tales & Spirits Night at Winterthur

October 27, 2018
6:30–9:00 pm

Have a perfectly spooky time in the dark at Winterthur with actor David Keltz portraying Edgar Allan Poe in a one-man show as well as creepy crafts and spirits—to drink! It will be an unforgettable evening with America’s earliest master of the macabre—Edgar Allan Poe! Actor David Keltz recites two chilling Poe stories, “The Cask of Amontillado” and “The Tell-Tale Heart,” followed by the well-known poems “The Raven” and “El Dorado.” Mr. Keltz’s performance has been lauded by The Poe House and Museum in Baltimore, The Poe Museum in Richmond, and the Poe National Historic Site in Philadelphia.

You can also take a chilling tram ride through the grounds after nightfall, complete with scary stories at the Butler House, the Golf Cottage, and Chandler Farm that will give you goosebumps! Capacity is limited and a seat on the tram tour must be reserved. TRAM TOURS ARE SOLD OUT!

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