‘The Tell-Tale Heart – The Short Stories of Edgar Allan Poe’
This book’s contents include Edgar Allan Poe’s 1843 short story, The Tell-Tale Heart along with many of his classic Gothic tales.
The Tell-Tale Heart tells the story of an anonymous narrator recounting a murder that he has committed, detailing how he carefully dismembered the body and concealed it underneath the floorboards. His endeavours, however, are threatened when his guilt and insanity take on the form of a hallucination that the victim’s heart is still beating from beneath the floor.
This collection also includes short stories such as, The Oval Portrait, Hop-Frog, William Wilson, The Lunatics, The Black Cat, Berenice, The Raven and many more.
Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) was an American author, editor, poet, and critic. Most famous for his stories of mystery and horror, he was one of the first American short story writers, and is widely considered to be the inventor of the detective fiction genre.
We are republishing this vintage text, The Tell-Tale Heart, in an affordable, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author.
Extract from the The Tell-Tale Heart:
It is impossible to say how first the idea entered my brain; but once conceived, it haunted me day and night. Object there was none. Passion there was none. I loved the old man. He had never wronged me. He had never given me insult. For his gold I had no desire. I think it was his eye! yes, it was this! He had the eye of a vulture –a pale blue eye, with a film over it. Whenever it fell upon me, my blood ran cold; and so by degrees –very gradually –I made up my mind to take the life of the old man, and thus rid myself of the eye forever.
Here, at edgarallanpoe.co.uk, you can find the best of this fantastic author’s novels, short stories, essays, and poems.
Through republishing works such as ‘The Tell-Tale Heart’, it is hoped that the writing of this author of mystery and the macabre, can continue to delight – almost two centuries after its initial publication.