Edgar Allan Poe: His Life and Works is a five volume series of books which highlights the story of Mr.Poe's life and retells the classic stories we have grown to love by one of one of America's greatest Authors, Edgar Allan Poe. Rich with details, feelings, and soul; these stories outline a time that we could never imagine ourselves living in without the wit and wisdom of our friends, Edgar Allan Poe and this great collection of his works. "Here is one of the finest scholars, one of the most original men of genius, and one of the most industrious of the literary profession of our country, whose temporary suspension of labor, from bodily illness, drops him immediately to a level with the common objects of public charity. There is no intermediate stopping-place, no respectful shelter, where, with the delicacy due to genius and culture, he might secure aid, till, with returning health, he would resume his labors, and his unmortified sense of independence." N.P. Willis.