This selection of Poe's critical writings, short fiction and poetry
demonstrates an intense interest in aesthetic issues and the astonishing
power and imagination with which he probed the darkest corners of the human
mind. The Fall of the House of Usher describes the final hours of a family
tormented by tragedy and the legacy of the past. In The Tell Tale Heart, a
murderer's insane delusions threaten to betray him, while stories such as
The Pit and the Pendulum and The Cask of Amontillado explore extreme states
of decadence, fear and hate.

Edgar Allan Poe—The Pit And The Pendulum - The Essential Poe

  • 9780141190624