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Most famous for his short stories and poems, Edgar Allan Poe was an integral part of the American romantic movement, was one of the earliest American short story writers, and is believed to have basically invented the “detective fiction” genre. His interest in mystery and the macabre have led to his tales being celebrated as among the best “scary stories” of all time, beloved by children and goths alike to this day.
Edgar Allan Poe death scenes - graphic Dismissed by Aldous Huxley as 'vulgar', Edgar Allan Poe is saluted now as a virtuoso of the short story. The grisly deaths he inflicted on his characters helped make him the master of the macabre. Adam Frost, Jim Kynvin and Jamie Lenman investigate how he killed them off