Ligeia

ebook Short Story

By Edgar Allan Poe

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Fantasy and reality collide when an unnamed narrator believes his beloved wife, Ligeia, has risen from the dead. "Ligeia" was one of Edgar Allan Poe's first published short stories, and spurred much debate as to the symbolism of Ligeia's death and supposed resurrection.

A pioneer of the short story genre, Poe's stories typically captured themes of the macabre and included elements of the mysterious. His better-known stories include "The Fall of the House of Usher", "The Pit and the Pendulum", "The Murders in the Rue Morgue", "The Masque of the Red Death" and "The Tell-Tale Heart".

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