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Edgar Allan Poe

Born on 19 January, 1809 in Boston, Massachusetts, Edgar Allan Poe has made a lasting impact on popular culture and his dark and macabre poems and short stories including The Black Cat, The Bells and The Raven have influenced many writers.

The son of an actor and actress, Edgar’s father abandoned his family when he was 1 year old and his mother died a year later. It is believed he is named after a character from King Lear and his writing style was very mysterious and evocative. Edgar also worked as a literary critic and before his death on 7 October, 1849 he was found in a state of disarray, calling out the name ‘Reynolds’ and wearing someone else’s clothes.


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  • The Paris Mysteries

    Edgar Allan Poe

    Product Code: CBRFL
    Hardback
    An apartment on the rue Morgue turned into a charnel house; the corpse of a shopgirl dragged from the Seine; a high-stakes game of political blackmail-three mysteries that have enthralled the whole of Paris, and baffled the city's police. The brilliant Chevalier Auguste Dupin investigates - can he find the solution where so many others before him have failed? These three stories from the pen of Edgar Allan Poe are some of the most influential ever written, widely praised and credited with inventing the detective genre. This edition contains: 'The Murders in the Rue Morgue', 'The Mystery of Marie Roget' and 'The Purloined Letter'.
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