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Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849)

Born in Boston, Massachusetts, Edgar Allan Poe was a 19th century poet, novelist and short story writer, whose curious and often nightmarish work has been highly influential in the genre fields of horror and fantasy. He worked as a literary critic and editor but was more successful as an author. He is also credited with having been the principal initiator of the genre of detective fiction with his three stories about Auguste Dupin, the most famous of which is The Murders in the Rue Morgue.

Novels
The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket
Well-known stories
Auguste Dupin:
The Murders in the Rue Morgue
The Balloon-Hoax
The Purloined Letter
The Mystery of Marie Roget
Others:
The Devil in the Belfry
The Fall of the House of Usher
The Pit and the Pendulum
The Black Cat
The Tell-Tale Heart
The Masque of the Red Death
A Descent into the Maelstrom
The Gold Bug
The Facts in the Case of M. Valdimar
The Cask of Amontillado
Well-known poems
Annabel Lee
The Bells
Lenore
The Raven
Ulalume

Several of his works were made into movies, several starring Vincent Price.

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