Edgar Allan Poe was an American writer, 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. Here is a collection of some of his best stories: “The Cask of
Amontillado,” “Annabel Lee,” “A Tale of the Ragged Mountains,” and “Morella.”
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