Edgar Allan Poe was a writer and a poet He is best known for his tales of mystery yet his life and even his death was a bit of a mystery too. He had a dysfunctional family life, his father deserted the family the year before his mother died and he was taken in by another family but he fell out with them as a young man. He married a young girl of only 13 who was believed to be a cousin. He was in the military for a while; he wrote stories and poems and also supplemented his income by being a literary critic.
It is not known how he died but it has (according to Wikipedia) been attributed to many things from alcoholism, suicide, rabies and tuberculosis to name just a few. This is a beautiful modern edition of his complete tales and poems. Illustrated bonded leather with silver edges and a ribbon book mark. Makes a perfect gift if you want an edition which is out of the ordinary and cannot afford to buy a first edition.