Premature Burial

By: Edgar Allen Poe


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.


  • 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.