Premature Burial

By: Edgar Allen Poe

About...

The Premature Burial is a "Horror Story" on the theme of being buried alive, written by Edgar Allan Poe, (1809-1849) and published in 1844 in The Philadelphia Dollar Newspaper. The fear of being buried alive was common in the period and Poe was taking the advantage of the public interest.

Facts

  • Poe was born on January 19,1809 and he died on October 7, 1849.
  • He wrote a lot of different short stories, some of the popular ones are Tell Tale Heart, Raven, and The Black Cat.
  • Poe is best known for his poetry and his short stories, particularly his tales of mystery and the macabre.