A sweet little cat drives a man to insanity and murder....The grim death known as the plague roams a masquerade ball dressed in red....A dwarf seeks his final revenge on his captors....A sister calls to her beloved twin from beyond the grave....Prepare yourself. You are about to enter a world where you will be shocked, terrified, and, though you'll be too scared to admit it at first, secretly thrilled. Here are four tales --The Black Cat, The Masque of the Red Death, Hop-Frog,andThe Fall of the House of Usher-- by the master of the macabre, Edgar Allan Poe. The original tales have been ever so slightly dismembered -- but, of course, Poe understood dismemberment very well. And he would shriek in ghoulish delight at Gris Grimly's gruesomely delectable illustrations that adorn every page. So prepare yourself. And keep the lights on.Poe, Edgar Allan is the author of 'Edgar Allen Poe Complete Tales and Poems' with ISBN 9780689848377 and ISBN 0689848374.