A classic horror story that follows the arrival of a fiendish figure in a small town, ”The Devil in the Belfry” draws its potency from the amusing, ironic, and extremely creative atmosphere. An ordered and perfect city is disturbed, while the author pays exquisite attention to the smallest of details, offering memorable descriptions and narrations. Presented with a dose of sarcasm and comedy, the story is actually a great read exactly because it is so different from the characteristic, supernatural stories of Poe.
Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) was an American poet, author, and literary critic. Most famous for his poetry, short stories, and tales of the supernatural, mysterious, and macabre, he is also regarded as the inventor of the detective genre and a contributor to the emergence of science fiction, dark romanticism, and weird fiction. His most famous works include ”The Raven” (1945), ”The Black Cat” (1943), and ”The Gold-Bug” (1843).