I inherited THE COLLECTED STORIES OF EDGAR ALLEN POE from my grandmother’s library. This macabre image scared me and all my friends, but even more terrifying was illustrations rats tearing at a captive man’s flesh from THE PIT AND THE PENDULUM.
I loved Edgar Allan Poe’s works, especially The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket. The idea of swirling to an unexpected doom thrilled my 10 year-old mind.
Recently I thought about selling the book. A dealer offered $200. I refused the money.
No one can buy the horror of a young boy.