Murders in the Rue Morgue and Other Tales – Edgar Allan Poe
With an essay by D. H. Lawrence.
‚… an agility astounding, a strength superhuman, a ferocity brutal, a butchery without motive, a grotesquerie in horror absolutely alien from humanity…’
Horror, madness, violence and the dark forces hidden in humanity abound in this collection of Poe’s brilliant tales, including – among others – the bloody, brutal and baffling murder of a mother and daughter in Paris in ‚The Murders in the Rue Morgue’, the creeping insanity of ‚The Tell-Tale Heart’, the Gothic nightmare of ‚The Masque of the Red Death’, and the terrible doom of ‚The Fall of the House of Usher’.
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