Very slight wear to jacket.
An Eighth Day View:
Edgar Allan Poe was one of the most original writers in the history of American letters, a genius who was tragically misunderstood in his lifetime. He was a seminal figure in the development of science fiction and the detective story, and exerted a great influence on Dostoyevsky, Arthur Conan Doyle, Jules Verne, and Charles Baudelaire, who championed him long before Poe was appreciated in his own country. Baudelaire's enthusiasm brought Poe a wide audience in Europe, and his writing came to have enormous importance for modern French literature. This edition includes his most well-known works--& quot; The Raven, & quot; & quot; The Pit and the Pendulum, & quot; & quot; Annabel Lee, & quot; & quot; The Fall of the House of Usher, & quot; & quot; The Murders in the Rue Morgue& quot; --as well as less-familiar stories, poems, and essays.