Sutherland House Classics is proud to bring back to print Julian Symons’ The Tell-Tale Heart, an acclaimed and best-selling biography of Edgar Allan Poe, one of the most influential authors in the English language. A highly-regarded mystery and crime writer in his own right, Symons is uniquely positioned to understand Poe’s work and to sharply, thoroughly reveal the secrets of his life. He paints Poe as his contemporaries saw him: a man whose life was filled with tragedy and who struggled to make a living through his writing, only to emerge as a definitive voice in murder-and-madness fiction and the inventor of the detective story. More relevant than ever in our horror-obsessed times, The Tell-Tale Heart is the second volume in the Sutherland Classics series, which seeks to rediscover and reprint classic works of narrative non-fiction.
Julian Symons was an acclaimed British crime writer and poet. He also wrote social and military history, biography and studies of literature.