A report on Short story

Piece of prose fiction that typically can be read in one sitting and focuses on a self-contained incident or series of linked incidents, with the intent of evoking a single effect or mood.

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1849 "Annie" daguerreotype of Poe

Edgar Allan Poe

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American writer, poet, editor, and literary critic.

American writer, poet, editor, and literary critic.

1849 "Annie" daguerreotype of Poe
Plaque in Boston marking the approximate location of Poe's birth
Poe was first stationed at Boston's Fort Independence while in the Army.
Poe (age 26) obtained a license in 1835 to marry his cousin Virginia Clemm (age 13). They were married for 11 years until her death, which may have inspired some of his writing.
Cottage in Fordham (now the Bronx) where Poe spent his last years
Edgar Allan Poe is buried at Westminster Hall in Baltimore, Maryland (Lat: 39.29027; Long: −76.62333); the circumstances and cause of his death remain uncertain.
1845 portrait by Samuel Stillman Osgood
Illustration by French impressionist Édouard Manet for the Stéphane Mallarmé translation of "The Raven", 1875 (digitally restored)
Poe, in a modern retouched version of the "Ultima Thule" daguerreotype
The Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site in Philadelphia is one of several preserved former residences of Poe.
1848 "Ultima Thule" daguerreotype of Poe

Poe was one of the country's earliest practitioners of the short story, and considered to be the inventor of the detective fiction genre, as well as a significant contributor to the emerging genre of science fiction.

The New Yorker

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American weekly magazine featuring journalism, commentary, criticism, essays, fiction, satire, cartoons, and poetry.

American weekly magazine featuring journalism, commentary, criticism, essays, fiction, satire, cartoons, and poetry.

May 30, 1925 cover by Ilonka Karasz, a regular cover artist for The New Yorker
Image of Alfred d'Orsay (1801–1852), published by James Fraser (1783–1856).
Barry Blitt's cover from the July 21, 2008, issue of The New Yorker

It is well known for its illustrated and often topical covers, its commentaries on popular culture and eccentric American culture, its attention to modern fiction by the inclusion of short stories and literary reviews, its rigorous fact checking and copy editing, its journalism on politics and social issues, and its single-panel cartoons sprinkled throughout each issue.

Facsimile of Poe's original manuscript for "The Murders in the Rue Morgue"

The Murders in the Rue Morgue

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Facsimile of Poe's original manuscript for "The Murders in the Rue Morgue"
Illustration by Daniel Vierge of "The Murders in the Rue Morgue", 1870
The moment Dupin questions the sailor about the murders. Illustration by Byam Shaw for a London edition dated 1909 with caption "The sailor's face flushed up; he started to his feet and grasped his cudgel".
Illustration by Aubrey Beardsley of "The Murders in the Rue Morgue", 1895
The Prose Romances of Edgar A. Poe, No. I, William H. Graham, Philadelphia, 1843.

"The Murders in the Rue Morgue" is a short story by Edgar Allan Poe published in Graham's Magazine in 1841.

The Gift: A Christmas, New Year, and Birthday Present, 1845

The Purloined Letter

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The Gift: A Christmas, New Year, and Birthday Present, 1845
The letter stolen again
The cover of The Gift, Carey and Hart, Philadelphia, 1845

"The Purloined Letter" is a short story by American author Edgar Allan Poe.

Alice Munro

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Section variants of "Wood".

Alice Ann Munro ( ; born 10 July 1931) is a Canadian short story writer who won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2013.

The Pioneer, Vol. I, No. I, Drew and Scammell, Philadelphia, January, 1843

The Tell-Tale Heart

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The Pioneer, Vol. I, No. I, Drew and Scammell, Philadelphia, January, 1843
Illustration by Harry Clarke, 1919
"The Tell-Tale Heart" in The Pioneer: A Literary and Critical Magazine, page 29

"The Tell-Tale Heart" is a short story by American writer Edgar Allan Poe, first published in 1843.

Illustration of "The Cask of Amontillado" by Harry Clarke, 1919

The Cask of Amontillado

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Illustration of "The Cask of Amontillado" by Harry Clarke, 1919
Fortunato and Montresor drink in the catacombs. 1935 Illustration by Arthur Rackham
First appearance, Godey's Lady's Book, November 1846, p. 216. Library of Virginia.
Thomas Dunn English

"The Cask of Amontillado" (sometimes spelled "The Casque of Amontillado" ) is a short story by American writer Edgar Allan Poe, first published in the November 1846 issue of Godey's Lady's Book.

An illustration from Lewis Carroll's 1865 novel Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, depicting the fictional protagonist, Alice, playing a fantastical game of croquet.

Fiction

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Any creative work, chiefly any narrative work, portraying individuals, events, or places in ways that are imaginary or inconsistent with history, fact, or plausibility.

Any creative work, chiefly any narrative work, portraying individuals, events, or places in ways that are imaginary or inconsistent with history, fact, or plausibility.

An illustration from Lewis Carroll's 1865 novel Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, depicting the fictional protagonist, Alice, playing a fantastical game of croquet.

In a narrow sense, "fiction" refers to written narratives in prose often limited to novels, novellas, and short stories.

Consulting detective Sherlock Holmes examines a suspect's boots in an illustration to the 1891 story "The Boscombe Valley Mystery"

Detective fiction

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Subgenre of crime fiction and mystery fiction in which an investigator or a detective—either professional, amateur or retired—investigates a crime, often murder.

Subgenre of crime fiction and mystery fiction in which an investigator or a detective—either professional, amateur or retired—investigates a crime, often murder.

Consulting detective Sherlock Holmes examines a suspect's boots in an illustration to the 1891 story "The Boscombe Valley Mystery"
Edgar Allan Poe (1809–1849)
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Wilkie Collins (1824–1889)
Arthur Conan Doyle (1859–1930)
Agatha Christie (1890–1976)
Mika Waltari (1908–1979), better known for his historical novels, also wrote crime novels such as Inspector Palmus.
Estonian writer Indrek Hargla is known for his Melchior the Apothecary series, which takes place in medieval Tallinn and has also been adapted into films

Conan Doyle wrote four novels and fifty-six short stories featuring Holmes, and all but four stories are narrated by Holmes's friend, assistant, and biographer, Dr. John H. Watson.

The Pit and the Pendulum

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"The Pit and the Pendulum" is a short story by American writer Edgar Allan Poe and first published in 1842 in the literary annual The Gift: A Christmas and New Year's Present for 1843.