By itself, this anthology would be an outstanding collection of twenty-nine tales of mystery, suspense, and the macabre, including some of Edgar Allan Poe’s most popular stories—"The Fall of the House of Usher" and "The Murders in the Rue Morgue"—along with lesser-known gems. What sets this volume apart are magnificent illustrations by Edwardian-era illustrator Harry Clarke. Clarke's fine-line, full page pen and ink drawings and color plate work superbly bring to life the intense psychological dramas so central to Poe's storytelling.
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