Poe's Short Stories Study Guides

  • Poe's Short Stories

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    Poe's Short Stories are a collection of the American Gothic author's short-form work. The stories dwell, as a body, on the macabre, handling themes of death, disease, despair, depression, and insanity. Classics like Ligeia and The Fall of the House of Usher reveal Poe's preoccupation with the decay of grandeur and the departure of beauty from the world, themes that reflect the hardships and loss he faced in his own life.