Edgar Allan Poe was born in Boston Massachusetts on January 19th 1809 and was orphaned at an early age. Taken in by the Allan family his education was cut short by lack of money and he went to the military academy, West Point where he failed to become an officer. His early literary works were poetic but he quickly turned to prose. He worked for several magazines and journals until in January 1845 The Raven was published and became an instant classic. Thereafter followed the works for which he is now so rightly famed as a master of the mysterious and macabre. In this volume we bring you Four Beasts In One & Other Short Stories. Although less well known than some of his works other would you really want to be left all alone with them….? Poe died at the early age of 40 in 1849 in Baltimore, Maryland. Many of these of his poems and stories are also available our sister company Portable Poetry. Many samples are at our youtube channel http://www.youtube.com/user/PortablePoetry?feature=mhee and can be purchased from iTunes, Amazon and other digital stores.