Tales of Mystery & Imagination illustrated by Harry Clarke

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Author: Edgar Allan Poe (1809–1849) was an American author, poet, editor and literary critic, considered part of the American Romantic Movement. Best known for his tales of mystery and the macabre, Poe was one of the earliest American practitioners of the short story and is considered the inventor of the detective-fiction genre. He is further credited with contributing to the emerging genre of science fiction. He was the first well-known American writer to try to earn a living through writing alone, resulting in a financially difficult life and career.

Introduction: Brook Haley

Illustrator: Harry Clarke (1889-1931) was an Irish stained-glass artist and book illustrator. He was a leading figure in the Irish Arts and Crafts Movement and Art Nouveau artist. Clarke's work can be compared to that of Aubrey Beardsley, Kay Nielsen, and Edmund Dulac.

Publisher/Date: London: Arcturus (c. 2008) This edition published in 2010. Modern reissue after the Tudor edition of 1935.

ISBN: 9781841939469

Format/Condition: New large hardcover book with dust jacket in Fine condition. glossary of foreign words and phrases. Dimensions: 9 1/2 x 11 3/4 x 1 inches. Illustrated with 27 black-and-white plates.

Description: The 29 tales included are:

• MS Found in a Bottle
• Berenice
• Morella
• Some Passages in the Life of a Lion (Lionizing)
• The Assignation
• Bon Bon
• King Pest
• Metzengerstein
• Silence
• A Descent Into the Maelstrom
• Ligeia
• Fall of the House of Usher
• William Wilson
• Conversation of Eiros and Charmion
• The Man of the Crowd
• The Murders in the Rue Morgue
• Mystery of Marie Roget
• Colloquy of Monos and Una
• Masque of the Red Death
• Pit and the Pendulum
• Tell-Tale Heart
• The Gold Bug
• The Black Cat
• The Spectacles
• The Premature Burial
• Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar
• Oblong Box
• Cask of Amontillado
• Landor's Cottage

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