Edgar Allan Poe, 'Great Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe,' published by Washington Square Press, first printing January 1940, this book is the 35th printing, published in August 1964. Great Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe is a 432 page paperback measuring 6.25" x 4 1/3". There is a chip to the front cover top right and the back cover has a chip in the corner. The surfaces have some rubbing. Inside, the binding is tight and the pages are clean with minor tanning to the borders. The condition is good.
Edgar Allan Poe was the possessor of one of the most original imaginations the world has ever known. The inventor of the modern detective story, a master of the tale of horror, a poet of haunting melody, Poe has influenced the literature of many countries from his day to the present. Here, in one volume, are the masterpieces of mystery, terror, humor and adventure, and the finest lyric and narrative poetry by a strange genius who was one of America's supreme writers.