Edgar Allan Poe is purported to be the creator of detective fiction . He is also known for his horror/macabre stories and has gained a sort of cult status. I like the atmospheric illustrated binding on this copy depicting one of his most famous poems The Raven. It is one of the Barnes and Noble bonded leather classics, very attractive editions with gilded edges and a ribbon marker.It was only published in this edition on 22/12/2016 so not much chance to buy it as a christmas gift which is odd as you would think they would have managed their publication schedule better. Maybe someone will buy it for Halloween.