Akron, Ohio: The Werner Company, 1908. Centenary edition, limited to 1,000 sets. Octavo, bound in three quarters morocco, with titles and tooling to the spine, top edge gilt. Illustrated. A very nice set. Edgar Allan Poe was a member of the American Romantic Movement of the Nineteenth Century. He is best known for his tales of mystery and the macabre, and he is considered the inventor of the genres of detective fiction and, the then emerging, science fiction. The anguish in his fiction reflects the torment he experienced from his financial difficulties. Indeed, he was one of America's earliest practitioners of the short story, and he was the first popular American writer to attempt to live off the income of writing alone. In light of his unexpected but immense contributions, the Edgar Award is presented annually for distinguished work in the mystery genre.
(Inventory #: 19083)
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