Tales of Mystery and Imagination. By Edgar Allan Poe. Illustrated by William Sharp. Illustrated Edition. Heritage Press. New York, 1941.

$45.00

Edgar Allan Poe’s acclaim has only grown over the centuries. He is widely credited as a progenitor to several literary genres, including detective fiction, science fiction, and horror. His macabre style and adherence to the aesthetic concerns of Romanticism also foreground him in literary traditions that predate him by many decades. During his lifetime, American contemporaries regarded him as a peculiar author whose literary criticism was contemptuously barbed and inescapable. These qualities made him infamous as a literary critic in America–notoriety that overshadowed his own artistic contributions. Yet in Europe, he was adored as a fiction writer and poet, thanks in part to Charles Baudelaire’s spectacular French translations. After his death, his works lived on through numerous publications of high regard, inspiring many authors and seeding our culture with brilliant literary genres. In this volume, some of Edgar Allan Poe’s best Tales are compiled in a handsome production. The Tales include “The Purloined Letter”, “The Fall of the House of Usher”, “The Tell-Tale Heart”, and many more. It is a necessary volume for American literature collectors, genre collectors, or anyone who adores Edgar Allan Poe.

This illustrated edition is in very good condition. In the original quarter cloth with marbled boards, very good with only fading to spine and minor rubbing to edges. Text block near-fine, only former owner’s bookplate and faint pencil marks to endpapers. In the original dust jacket, about-fine with only fading, rubbing, and sticker shadow.

A very good illustrated edition of the stories of Edgar Allan Poe.

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Tales of Mystery and Imagination. By Edgar Allan Poe. Illustrated by William Sharp. Illustrated Edition. Heritage Press. New York, 1941.

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Weight 5 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 9 × 4 in