The Pit and the Pendulum by Edgar Allan Poe

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Edgar Allan Poe (19 January 1809 – 7 October 1849) was an American writer best known for stories of mystery and horror. Poe also wrote poetry, including the well known poem “The Raven”. Not much is known about Poe’s untimely death, but it cannot be debated that he has had a great influence on American literature.

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Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) was an American writer, poet, and critic.  Best known for his macabre prose work, including the short story “The Tell-Tale Heart,” his writing has influenced literature in the United States and around the world. Visit him online at Avi is the author of more than fifty books for children and young adults, including the 2003 Newbery medal winner Crispin: The Cross of Lead. He has won two Newbery Honors and many other awards for his fiction. He lives with his family in Denver, Colorado. Visit him at
Published July 8, 2012 by Acheron Press. 19 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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