On this day, October 7, Edgar Allan Poe died in 1849. The virtuoso of short stories and poetry is best known for his macabre works.
Adam Frost, Jim Kynvin, and Jamie Lenman have prepared for The Guardian an infographic called Murder He Wrote showing how people die in Edgar Allan Poe’s works.
The grisly deaths he inflicted on his characters helped make him the master of the macabre.
Click or tap the infographic to see it enlarged.
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