Edgar Allan Poe is credited with having pioneered the short story, having perfected the tale of psychological horror, and having revolutionised modern poetics. The Complete Tales and Poems of Edgar is part of Barnes & Noble's Leatherbound Classics. This omnibus edition collects all of Poe's fiction and poetry in a single volume.
Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) reigns unrivaled in his mastery of mystery. Born in Boston, he was orphaned at age three, expelled from West Point for gambling, and became an alcoholic. In 1836 he secretly wed his thirteen-year-old cousin. The Raven, published in 1845, made Poe famous
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