Complete Tales and Poems
TU UT Edgar Allan Poe, The "Stella" daguerreotype, given by Poe to Stella Lewis. Introduction What does the reader feels when reading a story or a poem written by Edgar Alan Poe? It is a fair question and I will try to provide it with a just answer. When studying his works the feeling that you get from them is similar to that of walking through the twilight, deep in a shadowy forest, and a fine mist shrouds everything, providing the scenery with an eerie faded quality, that makes you want to stay in there a little longer, but then, something new enters the scene, and that is, his characters, or, may I say, the shadows of the characters, and you only catch mere glimpses, a momentary touch, a kiss by lips that, at the same moment, you long and you dread. You want to feel and see them but you are afraid of what you are going to see.
Acknowledged master of suspense, Poe was also a poet and - as his stories of mesmerism and time travel prove - a pioneer of science fiction. In this collection, probing to the depths of the human psyche, Poe's haunted genius will chill and enthral you. Edgar Allen Poe was an American short story writer and poet. His stories were influential in both the detective novel and gothic novel genres. Jacques Heath Futrelle — was an American journalist and mystery writer. He is best known for writing short detective stories featuring Professor Augustus S.