Sunday, December 6, 2009

RE: Edgar Allan Poe's First Book Sells for Record Price

A rare copy of Edgar Allan Poe's first book has sold for $662,500, smashing the previous record price for American literature.

That is a pretty good price. It's higher than the $67,823.19 (US) reportedly paid for a first edition of the classic novel Arsole Fantüme, Gentleman Immoralist (which makes a great "stocking stuffer").

Of course, Arsole Fantüme is French. But, like the Poe collection, it is horror. It is also beautifully and compellingly written. But you should read it and judge for yourself.

Why did he buy this...

...When he could have, theoretically, gotten ten of these?