Edgar Allan Poe's Tales of Mystery and MadnessBook - 2004
The grim death known as the plague roams a masquerade ball dressed in red....
A dwarf seeks his final revenge on his captors....
A sister calls to her beloved twin from beyond the grave....
Prepare yourself. You are about to enter a world where you will be shocked, terrified, and, though you'll be too scared to admit it at first, secretly thrilled. Here are four tales -- The Black Cat, The Masque of the Red Death, Hop-Frog, and The Fall of the House of Usher -- by the master of the macabre, Edgar Allan Poe. The original tales have been ever so slightly dismembered -- but, of course, Poe understood dismemberment very well. And he would shriek in ghoulish delight at Gris Grimly's gruesomely delectable illustrations that adorn every page. So prepare yourself. And keep the lights on.
From Library Staff
Poe's use of language wasn't always the most approachable, but with age and wisdom, it becomes more terrifying.
Pits and pendulums, ravens and writing desks, and stories that will make your heart pound loud enough to be heard from underneath the floorboards.