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Tell-Tale Heart

The Life and Works of Edgar Allan Poe

Julian Symons

274 pages
Sutherland House Inc
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 in a unique position 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. “As absorbing and compelling as a good detective story.” – Washington Post
Author Bio
Julian Symons =============

One of Britain’s most acclaimed mystery writers, JULIAN SYMONS was the author of the award-winning novels The Colour of Murder and The Progress of a Crime. He also published works of biography, history, and literary criticism, including Bloody Murder: From the Detective Story to the Crime Novel, a celebrated study of mystery storytelling. He was a Grand Master of the Mystery Writers of America, and received the prestigious Diamond Dagger from the Crime Writers’ Association of Great Britain. Symons died in 1994.