This is a near like new softcover. 1998 Viking Press, First Edition. This copy is crisp and clean inside and out. Pages are crisp, clean and free of markings. Binding tight and straight. Glossy softcover clean and shiny with only a hint of shelf wear from display.
This is one of The Whole Story series. Some of the best loved stories reprinted in the full context of their eras. Complete, unabridged text, annotated with extended captions expanding on the history, culture, customs etc of the book and era. All are lavishly illustrated in color, black and white maps, photos and more.
Edgar Allan Poe wrote what few American writers before him had attempted; he wrote dark thoughts that haunted a sad and tormented soul. This edition of his works includes 7 short stories that begin with "The Gold Bug" a story that leads to a mystic treasure hunt. Also included is "The Oval Portrait" where an artist who cannot see inner beauty takes his wife's life by painting her soul in a portrait. Of course, The Pit and the Pendulum and Murders in the Rue Morgue are included. The collection is highlighted with striking illustrations and extended captions unique to the story.
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