January 19, 2010 marked the 201st anniversary of the birthday of Edgar Allan Poe. The mystery visitor that visits Poe's grave had apparently not visited the grave to leave the customary tributes (a bottle and three roses).
Some of the stories by Poe that I have thoroughly enjoyed (and highly recommend) include The Masque of the Red Death, The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar, The Cask of Amontillado, and The Murders in the Rue Morgue. The Black Cat was very sad for me.
There is a book titled "The Big Book of Horrors: 21 Tales to Make You Tremble" that includes horror stories by authors such as Poe (the inside is even signed by 'E.A. Poe'), and Charles Dickens.