Cover image for 18 best stories
18 best stories
Poe, Edgar Allan, 1809-1849.
Publication Information:
New York : Dell, [1965]

Physical Description:
287 pages ; 18 cm
The black cat -- The fall of the House of Usher -- The masque of the red death -- The facts in the case of M. Valdemar -- The premature burial -- Ms found in a bottle -- A tale of the ragged mountains -- The sphinx -- The murders in the Rue Morgue -- The tell-tale heart -- The gold-bug -- The system of Dr. Tarr and Prof. Fether -- The man that was used up -- The balloon-hoax -- A descent into the Maelstrom -- The purloined letter -- The pit and the pendulum -- The cask of Amontillado.
Reading Level:
1220 Lexile.
Program Information:
Reading Counts RC High School 10 22 Quiz: 21835 Guided reading level: NR.
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A chilling compilation of some of Edgar Allen Poe's best-loved stories, edited by Vincent Price and Chandler Brossard and with an introduction by Vincent Price, including:

The Black Cat - The Fall of the House of Usher - The Masque of the Red Death - The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar - The Premature Burial - Ms. Found in a Bottle - A Tale of the Ragged Mountains - The Sphinx - The Murders in the Rue Morgue - The Tell-Tale Heart - The Gold-Bug - The System of Dr. Tarr and Prof. Fether - The Man That Was Used Up - The Balloon Hoax - A Descent Into the Maelstrom - The Purloined Letter - The Pit and The Pendulum - The Cask of Amontillado

Author Notes

Edgar Allan Poe was born in Boston, Massachusetts on January 19, 1809. In 1827, he enlisted in the United States Army and his first collection of poems, Tamerlane and Other Poems, was published. In 1835, he became the editor of the Southern Literary Messenger. Over the next ten years, Poe would edit a number of literary journals including the Burton's Gentleman's Magazine and Graham's Magazine in Philadelphia and the Broadway Journal in New York City. It was during these years that he established himself as a poet, a short story writer, and an editor. His works include The Fall of the House of Usher, The Tell-Tale Heart, The Murders in the Rue Morgue, The Mystery of Marie Roget, A Descent into the Maelstrom, The Masque of the Red Death, and The Raven. He struggle with depression and alcoholism his entire life and died on October 7, 1849 at the age of 40.

(Bowker Author Biography)