Written by Edgar Allan Poe

1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die

Publisher: Burton’s Gentleman’s Magazine
Pages: 36
Genre: Horror, Gothic, Short Stories
Published: 1839-09-01
Original Language: English

Take the plunge. Dive into this classic from the singular mind of Edgar Allan Poe, who is widely regarded as the short story master of horror fiction. "The Fall .. " recounts the terrible events that befall the last remaining members of the once-illustrious Usher clan before it is -- quite literally -- rent asunder. With amazing economy, Poe plunges the reader into a state of deliciously agonizing suspense. It's a must-read for fans of the golden era of horror writing. "The Fall .." is one of Poe's best known short stories - if not the best.