Edgar Allan Poe was (1809-1849) was an american poet, novelist, and literacy critic. He was a major figure of the american romanticism. He was a inventor of the thriller. Moreover some of this novels prefigure the science fiction and the fantastic genre. We don’t know really how he is dead: alcoholism? drug? Cholera? Rage?… But his works stay alive and have many influence on the music, the cinema (like Tim Burton with The Raven), or another artistic sector.
I read some of his novel and find it very mysterious: You can’t imagine what it is going to happen or guess the end. The Gold Bug, one of famous novel’s Poe, is very facsinating with his numerous adventures. In this novel the obsession is approached and I find it’s a reccurent theme with Poe.
I appreciated really to read his novels with his character called Auguste Dupin. The Murders in the Rue Morgue, or The Purloined Letter or The Mystery of Marie Rogêt, are very pleasant to read. Dupin is like a detective, and he find the murderer or the thief fast with many details: it’s just deductions.
However I find some other novels by Poe so boring like the ball’s duck ( sorry I don’t find the original title, if you want to find it: in french it’s le canard au ballon). And you? what do you think about Poe?