The Unparalleled Adventure of One Hans Pfaall by Edgar Allan Poe

The Unparalleled Adventure of One Hans Pfaall

byEdgar Allan Poe

Kobo ebook | October 21, 2015

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This early work by Edgar Allan Poe was originally published in 1835. Born in Boston, Massachusetts in 1809, Poe became an orphan at a very early age. After being taken in by a couple in Richmond, he spent a brief spell in the United Kingdom before returning to enrol at the University of Virginia. Poe struggled for many years to make a living as a writer and frequently had to move city to stay in employment as a critic. Even for his greatest success, 'The Raven', he only received $9 and, although becoming a household name, his financial position remained far from stable. Poe died in 1849, aged just 40, yet his legacy is a formidable one: He is seen today as one of the greatest practitioners of Gothic and detective fiction that ever lived, and popular culture is replete with references to him. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900's and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions.

Title:The Unparalleled Adventure of One Hans PfaallFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:October 21, 2015Publisher:Read Books Ltd.Language:English

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ISBN - 10:1473377706

ISBN - 13:9781473377707

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This volume contains Edgar Allen Poe’s 1835 short story, “The Unparalleled Adventure of One Hans Pfaall". It is the story of Hans Pfaall, a man who claims to have visited the moon in a new type of balloon with the aid of an instrument that allowed him to breathe in a vacuum. Upon arrival, Pfaall withholds information about the residents of the moon in an attempt to leverage a pardoning for a string of murders that he previously committed. A fantastic and masterfully-composed tale, “The Unparalleled Adventure of One Hans Pfaall" will appeal to fans of vintage science fiction. Edgar Allan Poe (1809–1849) was an American author, editor, poet, and critic. Most famous for his stories of mystery and horror, he was one of the first American short story writers, and is widely considered to be the inventor of the detective fiction genre. Many antiquarian books such as this are becoming increasingly rare and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author.