What Do I Read Next?
Bodies of the Dead and Other Great American Ghost Stories (1997) is a collection of thirteen classic stories by Ambrose Bierce Edith Wharton Nathaniel Hawthorne and others.
Bram Stoker's Best Ghost and Horror Stories (1997) is a collection of fourteen spine-tingling stories by the author of Dracula.
Restless Spirits: Ghost Stories by American Women, 1872-1926 (1997) collects twenty-two stories by well-known and long-forgotten writers including Zora Neale Hurston and Charlotte Perkins Gilman.
Behind a Mask: The Unknown Thrillers of Louisa May Alcott (1995) demonstrates that the author of Little Women had a darker and more humorous side.
"The Premature Burial’’ (1844), another one of Poe's tales of horror, is a catalog of anecdotes examining the horrors of being buried alive.
"The Tell-Tale Heart’’ (1843) is Poe's tale of a murderer who, unlike Montresor, is driven mad by guilt.
In ‘‘The Imp of the Perverse’’ (1845), Poe explores a man's uncontrollable impulses to do things that he knows will harm him—a recurring theme in Poe's fiction.
There are literally hundreds of anthologies of Poe's work to choose from. The Fall of the House of Usher and Other Tales (1998) is widely available, and includes several of Poe's influential horror and detective stories.
Among the many Poe biographies, William Bittner's Poe: A Biography (1962) strikes the best balance between the scholarly and the popular.