‘Tales of the Grotesque and Arabesque’ is a collection of short stories including the ‘Fall of the House of Usher’ by the American author, poet, editor, and literary critic Edgar Allan Poe (January 19, 1809 – October 7, 1849). Poe’s gothic stories of mystery and the macabre formed part of the American Romantic Movement, and he was one of the earliest American practitioners of the short story, and is generally considered the inventor of the genre of detective fiction, and an important contributor to the emerging genre of science fiction. The collection which had previously been printed as separate stories, were published in 1840.
Edgar Allan Poe. Tales of the Grotesque and Arabesque. 1840
Hanging Books are title page reproductions of antique books that are handmade from old and antique books which are damaged, and are repaired are re-purposed to be hung on a wall for a unique display. The books display the title pages from one or antiquarian books based upon a certain theme. The size and colour of each book varies.